Tag Archives: teaching

MSU scholar lands $2.7M to improve undergraduate STEM education

MSU scholar lands $2.7M to improve undergraduate STEM education

As more universities attempt to transform how they teach science and math, a Michigan State University researcher is focusing on broader changes across networks of campus to improve student learning. Ann Austin has received three grants totaling $2.7 million from the National Science Foundation to study how reforms to institutional policies and practices, along with… 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 »

Faculty publish books on science teaching

Faculty publish books on science teaching

Three faculty members in the Michigan State University College of Education have recently published books on science teaching and learning. Each book examines new and innovative concepts, such as helping students understand core ideas across disciplines, encouraging them to engage in science practices and rethinking the roles of students and teachers. Joe Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips Professor of… 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 »

Book on white women teachers co-edited by Warren

Book on white women teachers co-edited by Warren

A new book co-edited by Michigan State University’s Chezare Warren examines the unique challenges threatening the teaching effectiveness of white women teaching in the U.S., and what could (and should) change in teaching practices. “White Women’s: Work: Examining the Intersectionality of Teaching, Identity and Race,” illuminates some of the unique difficulties that are specific to… 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 »

Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls

Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools—an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper. Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor at Michigan State University, and Dorothy Hines-Datiri, assistant professor at the University of Kansas and former doctoral student at MSU, cite various examples… Read More »

Doctoral students earn Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Doctoral students earn Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Two doctoral students in the College of Education will receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 7, 2017. Anthony Delli Paoli, who is concentrating his studies on Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity, and Davena Jackson, in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program, will receive their honors during the annual All-University Awards. The 2017 Excellence-in-Teaching… Read More »

Floden elected to AACTE board

Floden elected to AACTE board

Robert E. Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing finances and setting policy for AACTE, the nation’s leading organization on educator preparation. Floden was elected by… Read More »