It’s an odd thought. Why would anyone make their work more difficult than it already is? Yet we know that difficulty can pay unexpected dividends. The work of Professor Virginia Berninger is cited.
The Uses of Difficulty
Fueling the Leadership Pipeline
NCAA Champion Magazine features the Intercollegiate Athletic Program, a "unique master's degree program...designed to populate the leadership pipeline in intercollegiate athletics."
Apprentice program to train new Seattle teachers
Starting next summer, Seattle will join a dozen other U.S. cities that train some of its teachers similar to the way hospitals teach medical residents, with significant on-the-job learning alongside experienced mentors. Seattle Public Schools and three partners — the University of Washington, the nonprofit Alliance for Education and the city's teachers...
Using Evidence for Teacher Education Program Improvement and Accountability: An Illustrative Case of the Role of Value-Added Measures
The work of Dr. Marge Plecki, Dr. Ana Elfers and graduate research assistant Yugo Nakamura will appear in the November 2012 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. Their article is entitled Using Evidence for Teacher Education Program Improvement and Accountability: An Illustrative Case of the Role of Value-Added Measures.
Dean Stritikus on Education Nation
Dean Tom Stritikus interviewed by KING 5's Education Nation. He discusses early education and kindergarten readiness among other topics.
First Female Principal of Eatonville High School
Alum Ashley Barker is new principal of Eatonville High School. Barker is first female principal of Eatonville High School.
Back to school tips for parents from UW Psychologists
When kids go back to school in a few weeks, it can be a mixed bag of challenges including adjusting to school routines and worries over academics, bullies and fitting in with other peers. Dr. Clayton Cook and Dr. Jim Mazza as well as otehrs from the University of Washington offer advice to parents on how to help their elementary- through high school-...
College's Oldest Living Alum Passes Away at 108
Elsa Nordin passed away at 108. She earned a master's degree in education from the University of Washington in 1956 and retired in 1970.
Dr. Jennifer Hoffman on KUOW
The Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Center's Dr. Jennifer Hoffman joined KUOW Weekday to discuss how (and if) women are changing the face of professional sports. Listen here as Dr. Hoffman discusses with host Steve Scher how the professional sports sector has changed for women as a career and the trends for women working in professional sports today...
Education Secretary Duncan Announces 12 Teacher Ambassador Fellows Selected for 2012-13 School Year
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Teaching Ambassador Fellows for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. College of Ed alum Kareen Borders will be the newly created Regional Fellow, a full time position based this year in the Seattle Regional Office, that is designed to enhance direct teacher outreach. Borders is a 2011 Classroom Fellow...