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Professor Thomas Misco receives Naus Family Faculty Scholars Award

Thomas Misco, professor of Social Studies Education in the College of Education, Health and Society is one of two faculty to be awarded the Naus Family Scholar… 110 more words

Teacher Education

Illinois Picks Pearson EdTPA to Certify Teachers

Fred Klonsky’s blog carries a post by retired educator Sandra Deines about a fateful decision in Illinois:

“Starting this fall Pearson will be in the business of deciding who becomes a teacher in the state of Illinois. 196 more words


Can You Will Yourself to be More Humble?

Friday I found myself in a day long diversity training workshop. The first of six days spread throughout the academic year.

It was a good experience only in the sense it made me much more empathetic towards teachers who routinely complain about ill-conceived professional development. 317 more words



Motivating In-Service Teachers To Initiate and Sustain Change

 Teacher Educators are faced with the difficult task of designing intrinsically motivating professional development for in-service teachers. Creating intrinsically motivating professional development is a complex process comprised of many variables. 396 more words

Professional Development

Those who lead must BOTH speak and listen!

As a group, teachers are highly skilled communicators. We have to be! I mean, we could hardly stand in front of a couple of dozen children, all day, every day, without saying anything could we? 423 more words

Academic Rigour

Unlearning in Teacher Education


As a literacy teacher educator, do you feel you spend a lot of time encouraging your student teachers to forget what they have previously learned?  Lortie (1975) refers to the perceptions of teaching our student teachers developed (as elementary and secondary school students) as an  “apprenticeship-of-observation”. 57 more words


Educator camp helps teachers integrate Bering Strait culture into classrooms

Before they go back to school later this month, teachers and administrators have to go camping.

Organized by Nome’s Northwest Campus and funded through a grant, Educator Cultural Camp is for teachers with Nome Public Schools and the Bering Strait School District. 67 more words

Workforce Development