Psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. The work of Virginia Berninger is discussed.
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades
Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education
Venture Philanthropy and Teacher Education Policy in the U.S: The Role of the New Schools Venture Fund
New article by Ken Zeichner and César Peña-Sandoval on venture philantropy and teacher education. The authors focus on the role of one of the most influential private groups in the United States that invests in education, the New Schools Venture Fund (NSVF), in promoting deregulation and market-based policies.
EdX launches “Positive Behavior Support for Young Children”
EdX launches the “Positive Behavior Support for Young Children” course by UWashingtonX. Registrations for the courses are open and the course will start on 10th of June, 2014. And in just 3-4 hours per week you will learn evidence-based practices to support...
Give counselors the opportunity to develop skills, network together
High-school guidance counselors are often misunderstood, unappreciated, and not treated as educational leaders, according to EDLPS doctoral candidate Jenee Meyers-Twitchell.
Standards Drive Education Schools to Raise the Admissions Bar
Leighanne Law's journey to the front of the classroom began nearly a decade ago when she hosted a monthly book club for middle schoolers. That spark led her last year to the one-year education master’s program at the University of Washington in Seattle – and, starting Day One, to the teaching life.
Talk less, listen more: Five lessons for teachers from global educator
Everyone has a moment when past experiences tumble together and point the way forward. For Kimberly Mitchell, Special Assistant to Dean Tom, Stritikus, that happened in 2005, as she stood in front of a crowd of suburban schoolteachers who folded their arms across their chests in disgust, as Mitchell tried to explain her concept of “inquiry-based”...
College of Education Jumps to Seventh in Latest US News Rankings
The 2015 US News & World Report rankings place the UW College of Education at 7th overall, a significant jump from last year’s 12th-place ranking. Additionally, four of our specialty areas are highly-ranked: Special Education (#7), Secondary Teacher Education (#9), Elementary Teacher Education (#10), and Educational Administration and Supervision (#...
Six questions for Sealth High ‘teacherpreneur’ Noah Zeichner
Alum Noah Zeichner, a teacher at Seattle’s Sealth High, was recently named World Educator of the Year by the Seattle branch of the World Affairs Council.
Alum Noah Zeichner Recognized with World Educator Award
Noah Zeichner was given the World Educator award by the World Affairs Council. Zeichner teaches a Global Leadership class in which students study contemporary global problems, then develop lessons for fourth-graders at a nearby elementary school. He also co-founded a local ideas festival called World Water Week, and is a Teachers for Global Classrooms...