Category Archives: College News tagged with 'book'

Tips on engaging parents featured in new book

The presence and influence of technology in today’s generation of students seems to grow with each passing day. Why not utilize it in the classroom? This is just the start in a book filled with tips, tools and strategies for K-12 teachers written by Patricia Edwards. Published through Teachers College Press in May, “New Ways… Read More »

Many career options in education, book argues

As many areas of the United States struggle with teacher shortages, a new book is bringing attention to careers not only in teaching, but in many other aspects of education. John Carlson, a professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University, is the co-author of “101 Careers in Education.” He wrote the book… Read More »

New book on college classroom assessment

College of Education alumnus Rick Stiggins has written a book focused on helping college professors improve their teaching through assessment. The book, “Productive Classroom Assessment in College Courses,” offers guidance on setting clear learning goals, building high-quality items or tasks, scoring properly and communicating results. It also emphasizes the best ways to involve students in… Read More »

Book exposes alarming inequality in U.S. math, science education

American students experience vast differences in content coverage across states, school districts and even from classroom to classroom, according to a new book by University Distinguished Professor of education and statistics William H. Schmidt. Based on decades of research, Schmidt and co-author Curtis C. McKnight illustrate how unequal opportunities to learn mathematics and science are… Read More »

Herbel-Eisenmann co-authors book for middle school math teachers

Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, associate professor of teacher education at the Michigan State University College of Education, has co-authored a book along with Penn State Professor Gwendolyn Lloyd, and Harvard’s Jon Star. The book, titled Developing Essential Understanding of Expressions, Equations, and Functions: Grades 6-8, is part of a series aimed at helping teachers deepen their understanding of critical… Read More »

MSU scholar edits timely volume on Assessing Teacher Quality

Many policymakers have been promoting reforms that attempt to hold teachers accountable for producing gains in student achievement. But test-based accountability alone cannot solve our most challenging educational problems. The authors of a new volume on the topic, Assessing Teacher Quality: Understanding Teacher Effects on Instruction and Achievement, include several researchers affiliated with the Michigan… Read More »