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Nine Tips to Support Student Teachers

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 03.02.2017 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

With the national attention on the recruitment and retention of excellent teachers these days, I was delighted to stumble upon a "do" and "don't" list I had made over the years as I mentored these young women and men into the profession.

Diary of a Student Teacher: Why Do We Care So Much About Having Opinions?

Matt Bieber | Posted 12.14.2013 | Impact
Matt Bieber

I'm noticing more of the ways that we constantly ask kids to have an opinion, to develop and defend a view -- even if they know next to nothing about the issue at hand. It's as if we as a culture believe that the mere having of an opinion is worthwhile in and of itself.

Diary of a Student Teacher: August and September

Matt Bieber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Matt Bieber

The etymology of the word education is complicated; its multiple Latin definitions encompass many of our own conflicting notions about what school is for. In my view, education -- at least in its most profound sense -- is not about jamming facts and figures into students' heads.

The Limits of My Sympathy for Unpaid College Interns

Shaun Johnson | Posted 10.17.2011 | College
Shaun Johnson

I wanted to respond to the relatively recent outrage against unpaid internships in higher education by touting the extensive experiences that cohort after cohort of student teachers goes through.

Pre-Service Teachers Are Voiceless

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I asked pre‐service students to volunteer their thoughts. What follows are several of their brief testimonials, which speak to the diverse perspectives of new teachers.

Tony Danza Reminds me of... Me

Elory Rozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elory Rozner

Teach Tony Danza is not a rigorous investigation of our education system. But the show does a nice job spotlighting some of the complexities of teaching and the keen awareness students have of their learning environment.