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Smith, Grinell; Rabin, Colette – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
This article details a four-faceted approach we developed to help structure discourse about topics in partisan arenas, many of which intersect with issues of equity and social justice. The article's narrative centers on challenging and emotionally charged discussions that unfolded in a classroom management class in our teacher preparation program…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teaching Methods
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Smith, Grinell – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
To convey the magnitude and rapidity of current climate change and the severity of predictions for the next century, I present essential climate science information using four key sets of data and contextualize that information with personal anecdotes. I then consider the reasons for the large gap between the scientific consensus about…
Descriptors: Climate, Ecology, Public Opinion, Environmental Education
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Smith, Grinell – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
This article is about storytelling. In an effort to open opportunities similar to what we experienced while we were in school, many among the education professorate seem to have adopted well-used and familiar "academic" models of seminar instruction virtually unaltered from their experiences as graduate students. One suspects, however,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Education