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Garcia, Antero – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
This article describes the need to address the emotional health and healing of teachers in schools today. Specifically, I highlight the gap between how we support students healing from loss and the lack of such support offered to teachers. This fissure leads to burnout and an ideological unraveling of teacher identity. Sharing personal…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Burnout, Teachers, Empathy
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Logan, Charles; Reese, Ryan; Peet Vos, April – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
In this article, three educators 12 years into their careers discuss what they've learned about teaching. The educators, all of whom attended the same undergraduate institution and completed their student teaching together, begin by reflecting on their training experience and how it prepared them (or didn't) to face the daily challenges of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Reflection
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Knecht, Douglas R. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
This article describes the evolution of a theoretical model of school quality drawn from my experiences teaching at different schools, pursuing graduate studies, leading district policy and support networks, and partnering with school systems, as I presently do at Bank Street College of Education. The model positions schools as the key lever for…
Descriptors: Beliefs, School Culture, Instruction, Educational Quality
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Seher, Rachel; Traugh, Cecelia; Cheng, Alan – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
This article shows how City-As-School, a progressive public school in New York City, used descriptive inquiry to deepen shared decision making, which is a central value of the school and part of a democratic way of life. Descriptive inquiry is a democratic knowledge-making process that was developed at the Prospect School in North Bennington,…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Public Schools, Teacher Leadership, Inquiry
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Kralovec, Etta – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
This article reflects on the experiences of a Fulbright scholar, drawing heavily on the collected writings from her Zimbabwean students. The story tells of the emerging identity of the first generation to be born in an independent Zimbabwe. The article explores the intersection of traditional culture, gender, and democracy that these students face…
Descriptors: Democracy, Learning Experience, Cultural Influences, Gender Issues
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Bruce, Bertram – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
Our ways of living together, communicating, and learning shape social life and our responses to problems such as economic injustice, racism, or climate change. That insight led John Dewey to identify democracy and its engine, democratic education, as the best means for assembling the knowledge necessary to address complex challenges and to ensure…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, School Community Relationship, Figurative Language, Change Strategies
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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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Kloss, Dean – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
Contemporary academic scholarship has devoted a tremendous amount of effort to documenting the prevalent standardized, formal schooling environment. Too little has been written about the persistence of small, independent progressive schools that have never stopped putting their students' individual needs and interests first. Peachtown Elementary…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Models
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Inouye, Martha; Houseal, Ana – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
Anyone who has spent decades in public education is aware of the pendulum swing of ideas, strategies, and policies that can cause drastic changes. Since the 1980s, inclusion of critical thinking development in classrooms has sharply declined, given accountability mandates and legislation such as No Child Left Behind. A potential reawakening to…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Standards
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Ratner, Andrew – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
The author, a professor of English education, reads to his nine-year-old son nightly, and has for many years. The mutually cherished and fulfilling routine is strained to the breaking point because of the author's growing concern about his son's prospects for being admitted into a "good" public middle school. The narrative offers…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Middle Schools, Literacy Education, High Stakes Tests
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Cirillo, Nancy R. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
"Tell Us the Truth" is a collaborative article by a professor of English and her freshmen students in a core humanities course from the Fall 2016 entitled Readings in Atlantic Slavery. The students read novels, slave narratives, memoirs, and history. The essay follows the growing interest of the students as they read against the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Slavery, College Freshmen, Novels
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Epstein, Shira Eve – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
While students' civic efforts are often focused on local social problems, this article highlights various ways a locally oriented civic project can be "stretched" to build students' global awareness. I present a series of recommendations for educators on how to foster the global civic mindedness of youth. Furthermore, I illustrate the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Global Approach, Student Projects
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Seigle, Benjamin – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
In this reflective essay, an English teacher recounts failures and successes teaching Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita". The author considers both why and how the novel might be introduced to high school students.
Descriptors: English Teachers, Novels, High School Students, Literature Appreciation
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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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Kralovec, Etta; Dervin, Fred; Riitaoja, Anna-Leena – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
This article offers readers the opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation between teacher educators from Finland and the United States at the conclusion of a field research project conducted in border schools in Arizona. The conversation ranges across topics central to schooling in both countries and exposes educational practices that are not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Communication, Field Studies
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