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Is teacher burnout contagious?

Is teacher burnout contagious?

Burnout among young teachers appears to be contagious, indicates a new study led by Michigan State University education scholars. The study found a significant link between burnout among early-career teachers and exposure to both a school-wide culture of burnout and burnout among the young teachers’ closest circle of colleagues. Surprisingly, the link was stronger to… Read More »

App could help make teaching more equitable

App could help make teaching more equitable

A Michigan State University researcher is developing a web application that will help educators make their teaching practices more equitable using data from their own classrooms. Niral Shah, assistant professor of teacher education, will be working with teachers using this tool through research funded by a new fellowship. In May, Shah was chosen as a… Read More »

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Two mathematics education scholars from Michigan State University, Higinio Dominguez and Sandra Crespo, are collaborating with Chile’s Universidad Católica Silva Henríques on the project, Teaching Relations: Uniting Students and Teachers (TRUST). TRUST, or confianza, reflects a quality that a participating teacher from Chile identified as one that is rapidly disappearing from classrooms and yet key… Read More »

Undergraduates honored for outstanding research

Undergraduates honored for outstanding research

Eight undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2017 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 7, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. Students presented work in a variety of categories—from engineering to… Read More »

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement

Ernest Morrell, an education researcher known for empowering change for young people through today’s classrooms, will speak to spring 2017 graduates of the Michigan State University College of Education on May 7, 2017. Morrell is the Macy Professor of Education and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University… Read More »

Irish advocate for intellectual disabilities research receives honorary degree

Irish advocate for intellectual disabilities research receives honorary degree

Dermot Desmond, renowned Irish business leader and philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities from Michigan State University on May 5, 2017. Along with long-time success in banking and financial markets, Desmond is deeply committed to improving lives for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. He has played a central role in facilitating the… Read More »

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of U.S. education

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of U.S. education

As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public—and viral—new research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education system. In a trio of studies, Michigan State University education expert Alyssa Hadley Dunn and colleagues examined the relatively new phenomenon of teachers… Read More »

Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers. University students who were given a rationale for why learning is important from people similar to… Read More »

Strong as #1 … Extraordinary Together

Strong as #1 … Extraordinary Together

With eight programs ranked in the top-10 in their respective fields, the College of Education at Michigan State University collectively represents one of the nation’s very best places to pursue advanced study in education. Once again this year, according to U.S. News & World Report, the college is ranked No. 1 in three of those… Read More »

English learners treated differently depending on where they go to school

English learners treated differently depending on where they go to school

As the number of English learners continues to grow across the nation, new research indicates these students are being treated differently depending on where they go to school. Michigan State University researchers found that schools in Texas—second only to California in total number of English learners—vary widely in how they determine if students should be… Read More »