News Tag: Instructional Improvement

Friday, February 26, 2016

Donald J. Peurach contributes blog to Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Tags: expertise, instructional improvement, perch, professional development, teaching and learning

“Excitement and Challenge on the Cutting Edge of Reform: An Observer’s Perspective on NIC Initiation,” a blog by Donald J. Peurach, has been posted on the website of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Robin Jacob quoted in NPR story on executive function coaching

Tags: instructional improvement, jacob

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. "

Friday, January 15, 2016

Post by Donald J. Peurach featured on Grant Foundation website

Tags: expertise, instructional improvement, peurach

On the William T. Grant Foundation website, Donald J. Peurach has contributed a post to the Evidence at the Crossroads blog: “Evidence at the Crossroads Pt.8: Building an Improvement Infrastructure.”

Monday, November 02, 2015

Maren Oberman co-authors educational leadership article on ASCD website

Tags: educational leadership, instructional improvement, oberman

On the website of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Maren Oberman and colleague Kathryn Parker Boudett of the Harvard Graduate School of Education have contributed an article on using the “Data Wise” process to improve school meetings that eventually contribute to student success.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Study led by Christina Weiland cited in New York Times opinion piece

Tags: expertise, instructional improvement, weiland

In a New York Times Sunday Review opinion essay, “Does Pre-K Make Any Difference?”, a study led by Christina Weiland was cited by the essay author in discussing effective large-scale public preschool programs.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

American RadioWorks showcases SOE in documentary, “Teaching Teachers”

Tags: instructional improvement, literacy, rounds project, teacher education

Many SOE faculty members and students are prominently featured in the latest documentary from American RadioWorks, "Teaching Teachers," which reviews the state of teacher education in the United States and asks what it would take to improve teaching on a wide scale.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Secondary MAC alumni, students collaborate on presentations

Tags: expertise, instructional improvement, stanzler, technology

With support from a grant from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, several Secondary MAC students from the class of 2015 have worked with program alumni and Educational Studies faculty member Jeff Stanzler to prepare presentations that they will give next week at the Institute for Innovation in Education Conference.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nell K. Duke talks to NYT about using play in early education

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise, instructional improvement

A story in The New York Times, “Out of the Books in Kindergarten, and Into the Sandbox,” discusses the role of play alongside academics in kindergarten. In the story, Nell K. Duke points out that play doesn’t prohibit children from learning sophisticated academic concepts.

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