GIVEN ALL the talk about the importance of education these days, you'd think teaching would be the most revered job in America ... From the beginning, says Nancy Beadie, a UW professor and historian of education, there has been this constant worry that teachers aren't good enough and we need to do more to make them better.
What's the matter with teachers today?
What Makes A Good Teacher?
What makes a good teacher? Experience? Well, that's one answer. KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher kicks off a series looking into what makes a good teacher. Associate Professor Marge Plecki shares her insight.
Is handwriting a dying art form?
Although the task may seem basic, Dr. Virginia Berninger, a professor at the University of Washington says forming letters by hand is essential to brain development, communication and learning.
UW Alum at Microsoft's Innovative Education Forum
Michelle Zimmerman, a seventh and eighth grade teacher at the Amazing Grace Christian School, participated in Microsoft's Innovative Education Forum.
Sarkisian donates to establish College of Education endowment
University of Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian and his wife, Stephanie, have made a gift of $100,000 to establish the Steve and Stephanie Sarkisian Endowed Fellowship in Education in the UW College of Education. The endowment will provide financial assistance to graduate students in the College of Education who aspire to teach in Washington...
Alum Profile: Foxy and Jason Davison
The UW Graduate School profiles Foxy and Jason Davison.
Gallucci Appointed to Ed Board of American Educational Research Journal
Chrysan Gallucci has been appointed to the Editorial Board for the American Educational Research Journal, Social and Institutional Analysis Section.
Online Universities Offer Lower Tuition In A Period Of Spiking College Costs
KUOW looks at how online offerings compare to traditional college course work. Steve Kerr is quoted.
Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award
John Schmied, alumnus of the first cohort of teacher education program students, is the 2011 winner of the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award. Schmied is currently a seventh grade science teacher at Skyview. This award goes to an outstanding middle school teacher (grades 5-8) who successfully integrates environmental education into the...
'Paramount Duty:' A Special Report By KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher
KUOW takes a look at how the recession has affected children, parents, teachers and school districts throughout our region. Marguerite Roza, research associate professor of education, is a guest.