Teacher education

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available

Math teachers in middle and high schools across the nation could improve communication in their classroom—and therefore student learning—through new materials developed by Michigan State University researchers. These tools for transforming discourse, which also have been used in teacher preparation courses, were created and tested in partnership with about 150 secondary teachers over five years.… Read More »

Global connections: Richmond named Fulbright Specialist

Global connections: Richmond named Fulbright Specialist

Professor Gail Richmond is taking her expertise and research to Israel in summer 2018 as part of her new designation as a Fulbright Specialist. Richmond traveled overseas in May to connect with, collaborate with and learn from educational and community leaders. She is primarily based at Technion — Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, where she… Read More »

Making impact: Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Making impact: Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Light-up football. Alarm backpack. Solar-powered MP3 hoodie. Recycled talking bear. These are just a few of the inventions created by youth makers in Lansing, Mich. and Greensboro, N.C. to tackle injustice in their own community. For more than 10 years now, their passion has been spilling beyond the walls of their Boys and Girls Clubs,… Read More »

Recognizing scholarship, leadership and careers at AERA 2018

Recognizing scholarship, leadership and careers at AERA 2018

Scholars from Michigan State University are receiving multiple honors for their careers and research at the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference from April 13-17. Two Department of Teacher Education faculty members will be recognized by Division K (Teaching & Teacher Education). Associate Professor Emery Petchauer will be a co-recipient of two awards. The… Read More »

I March, I Stand: Growing community exhibit supports survivors

I March, I Stand: Growing community exhibit supports survivors

Update, Aug. 2, 2018: The “I March, I Stand” exhibits are becoming part of Michigan State University’s history at the MSU Museum. Along with other items being memorialized, such as teal ribbons that were tied around trees across campus, elements of the exhibits will be archived, displayed and remembered to honor survivors of sexual abuse… Read More »

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project

Michigan State University researchers are providing leadership in a new statewide effort to improve literacy. Tanya Wright helped write the preschool and K-3 Literacy Essentials outlining evidence-based teaching practices that should happen for “every child, in every classroom, every day” to increase proficiency in reading and writing. She and fellow MSU College of Education scholar Laura… Read More »

Student education organization awarded for excellence

Student education organization awarded for excellence

Michigan State University has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Student Affiliate Excellence Award. Founded in 2012, the award honors NCTE student affiliates that meet high standards of performance. This is the first time the MSU student affiliate has won this award. “The award is… Read More »

Research leader: Dean Floden elected to distinctive national roles

Research leader: Dean Floden elected to distinctive national roles

Robert Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Academy of Education (NAEd). His four-year term in the position begins in November 2017, making him one of 10 board members governing the organization. The NAEd mission is to advance research that improves education policy and practice.… Read More »

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 »