CAES Chats - Ranger Nick - Teaching with Animals
From Ariel Waldeck
Nick Fuhrman has a passion for teaching and mentoring students. He focuses on the development of the whole student with real-world experiences such as teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and public speaking to prepare them for career success.
This is most evident through his course AGED 2001, “Teaching with Animals,” a partnership with Extra Special People, Inc., a community organization that serves youth with developmental disabilities and their families. Through this course, undergraduate students have the opportunity to teach students with special needs using animals.
Fuhrman has an impact on the national level, as well. His television segment on the Farm Monitor, Ranger Nick, airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting and the RFD-TV network, which reaches more than 60 million homes.
He also was selected to give a TEDx Talk about effective teaching that has been viewed more than 270,000 times on YouTube.