Category Archives: Teachers

Safe Schools, Staff Development, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Zero-tolerance policies have created schools that are often intolerant and destructive to children and communities. High rates of suspension and expulsion of students are associated with negative outcomes and school dropout. New approaches to staff development that create positive school … Continue reading

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Teaching the Teachers: Emotional Intelligence Training for Teachers

A growing body of research in recent years has supported the value of emotional intelligence in both effective teaching and student achievement. This paper presents a pre–post, quasi-experimental design study conducted to evaluate the contributions of a 56-h “Emotional Intelligence” … Continue reading

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Le courage d’éduquer : pluralisme moral et éducation en contexte scolaire

Dans cet article, nous présentons quelques résultats issus d’une recherche en cours dont l’idée de départ est de tenter de caractériser, sur le plan éthique, les moments où les éducateurs scolaires ont le sentiment de faire preuve de courage professionnel. … Continue reading

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Instructional Materials, Teacher Effectiveness, and the Common Core

Student learning occurs primarily through interactions with people (teachers and peers) and instructional materials (textbooks, workbooks, instructional software, web-based content, homework, projects, quizzes, and tests). The contexts within which these interactions occur are surely important. The effectiveness of teachers, the … Continue reading

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America’s Teachers See Growing Poverty Up Close

We have a President who holds an “education summit” that includes the nation’s top business leaders and foundation heads, but no teachers; we have billionaires lobbying to privatize education and break teachers unions; we have an organization that purports to … Continue reading

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Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

One inspiring talk by the 13-year-old wonder-girl Adora Svitak. She’s written three books and taught in more than 400 classrooms across the world. And what she so aptly compels us to do in this talk is think as a two-direction … Continue reading

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“American Teacher”: New Film Rebuts Vilification of Underpaid, Dedicated Public School Teachers

Read Opening today, the new documentary “American Teacher” follows the lives of four teachers who struggle to remain in a profession they love, despite the heavy toll exacted on their lives by the grueling hours and low-salaries. The documentary is … Continue reading

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International handbook of self-study of teaching and teacher education

Read The International Handbook on Self-study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices is of interest to teacher educators, teacher researchers and practitioner researchers. This volume: – offers an encyclopaedic review of the field of self-study; – examines in detail self-study … Continue reading

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Dialogue, Knowledge, and Teacher-Student Relations – Freirean Pedagogy in Theory and Practice

In this article, I draw on ethnographic fieldwork among popular adult education non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Brazil to show how popular educators interpreted and acted based on Freirean pedagogical theory in ways that appeared to reduce its potential for social … Continue reading

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I’m “Only” Bleeding: Education as the Practice of Violence against Children

(Link pending) This book explores the construction of the idea of the child as a product of adult needs and school as a place where children may be confined until they are considered socially useful. Drawing parallels with folk singer … Continue reading

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