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Monday, February 08, 2016

Bob Bain quoted in story in The Atlantic on teaching history

“A Better Way to Teach History” in The Atlantic looks at different ways of teaching history in ways that are effective, exciting, and productive. Bob Bain is quoted on the ongoing debate over teaching facts versus skills, and advocates for the use of narrative. Read more »

Tags: bain, expertise, history, teaching and learning

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Robin Jacob quoted in NPR story on executive function coaching

A story on the NPR website, “The Science of Getting Kids Organized,” looks at coaching students to build executive function. Robin Jacob, who published an overview of studies on executive function training, is quoted: "We're always looking for the panacea. We move from fad to fad, and I feel like executive function is sort of the fad of the day. " Read more »

Tags: instructional improvement, jacob

Monday, February 01, 2016

Grand Rounds to be held on March 30

Tags: deans updates

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Camille Wilson quoted in NYT story on Detroit schools

In a New York Times story, “Crumbling, Destitute Schools Threaten Detroit’s Recovery,” Camille Wilson was quoted: “On one hand, the state has a tremendous amount of responsibility to help with some financial relief, given that they’ve managed and controlled part of the system for many years now. On the other hand, I think the local people and the citizens should be allowed to play a role as well." Read more »

Tags: economics of education, expertise, inequality, wilson

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Betsy Davis on committee that has released new report on science teaching

A new National Research Council report addressing the challenges of teaching science has been completed by the council’s Committee on Strengthening Science Education through a Teacher Learning Continuum, of which Betsy Davis is a member. The report is titled Science teachers' learning: Enhancing opportunities, creating supportive contexts. Read more »

Tags: davis, expertise, science education

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Alum co-authors book on media literacy

Tags: alumni

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