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MSU editors lead state journal on literacy

MSU editors lead state journal on literacy

Michigan State University faculty members Patricia Edwards and Tanya Wright have been named co-editors of the Michigan Reading Journal, a publication for more than 2,000 educators and scholars focused on improving literacy across the state. Edwards and Wright, both based in the university’s Department of Teacher Education, are researchers with expertise in language and literacy.… Read More »

The Power of Scholarships

The Power of Scholarships

Annah Bravo’s story Annah Bravo felt limited her first few years as a college student. She had no scholarships and only enough in student loans to cover 12 credits per semester. That left her unable to enroll in electives or participate in additional academic opportunities that come, for example, with being a member of the… Read More »

Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy

Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care. Cary Roseth, associate professor of educational psychology at Michigan State University, said the study suggests cadaver-based instruction should continue in undergraduate… Read More »

High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out

High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out

Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach. So finds a Michigan State University education scholar – and former high school teacher –… Read More »

Kinesiology students earn teaching awards

Kinesiology students earn teaching awards

Two graduate teaching assistants in the Department of Kinesiology – Alexander Montoye and Kimbo Yee – have each received the Excellence-in-Teaching Citation from Michigan State University. The 2014 awards were given to six graduate students from across campus for the care and skill they have shown in meeting their classroom teaching responsibilities. About Alexander Montoye… Read More »

Wilson elected to National Academy

Wilson elected to National Academy

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Suzanne Wilson has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Wilson was among 14 new members announced for 2014. Also on the list is James Spillane, a 1993 graduate of the Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy doctoral program… Read More »

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Michigan State University will help improve the preparation of thousands of future professors as part of a national network focused on improving teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its… Read More »

Graduate assistant receives MSU citation for excellence in teaching

Graduate assistant receives MSU citation for excellence in teaching

Betsy Anne Ferrer, a graduate teaching assistant who studies teacher education in the Michigan State University College of Education, was awarded an Excellence-in-Teaching Citation at the All-University Awards Convocation 2012. This  award is given to graduate teaching assistants who have distinguished themselves by the care they have given and the skill they have shown in meeting their classroom responsibilities. It… Read More »

See Think Wonder: Floden comments on teaching trends

See Think Wonder: Floden comments on teaching trends

A new teaching exercise called See Think Wonder is picking up steam in several Metro Detroit schools. Part of an approach called “visible thinking,” See Think Wonder promotes class discussion and invites students to explore their critical thinking skills. This new method sharply contrasts the current teaching trend that’s developed as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act; according to researchers at Harvard University, there’s “less… Read More »

Teach adults? Get the new graduate certificate

Teach adults? Get the new graduate certificate

Michigan State University now offers a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for educators working in a variety of postsecondary settings. Whether they are taking college courses or participating in less-formal workshops and training opportunities, adult learners need instructors who understand what teaching strategies work best in each particular context. The new three-course certificate program… Read More »