Virtual Laboratory: Authenticity and Metacognition

Recently I was invited to contribute to the Virtual Laboratory on Cognitive Approaches to L2 Instruction by the Universities of Heidelberg and Kent. It’s always […]

Building the Best STEM Educators with Dr. Anni Reinking

Introduction STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. Elementary teachers have the responsibility to incorporate a STEM curriculum into their classrooms, but integration can be difficult.  For […]

Advocating for Special Education Programs, Teachers, and Students with Dr. Jane West [Podcast]

Introduction In the last decade, there’s been a 17% decrease in special education programs. I discussed this unsettling statistic—and other pressing issues facing special education—with […]

Online Teaching Tips for Teacher Prep Professionals with Dr. James Mitchell [Workshop]

Introduction Imagine preparing teacher candidates online with old school dial-up. Wild, right? But that’s how Dr. James Mitchell began preparing teacher candidates online in 1999. […]

Equity Literacy With Dr. Paul Gorsky [Podcast]

Introduction “Equity in education.” It’s an issue frequently addressed by keynote speakers, research projects, journal articles, and teacher prep courses. But with all this discussion, […]

5 Ways to Support ETS PPAT Candidates

Are you a cooperating teacher or supervising instructor for the ETS PPAT assessment? If so, you have a responsibility to support candidates—and support comes in […]

Educators Rising Looks to Fill the Teacher Shortage

Introduction Recruit them while they’re young. That’s the strategy of organizations like teacher academies and Educators Rising—they generate excitement and interest among High Schoolers to […]

Understanding the PPAT Assessment: A Beginner’s Guide

How do you know that a teacher candidate is ready to take on the classroom?  One answer is the PPAT assessment: an online portfolio that […]

Navigating edTPA With Dr. Lisa Barron [Podcast]

Introduction Does your program or state participate in edTPA? The probability is pretty high. As more and more programs and states adopt edTPA standards, teacher […]

Preservice Teachers Can’t Handle the Feedback [Podcast]

Introduction How much feedback can preservice teachers handle? It’s a difficult balancing act. Supervisors have to identify room for improvement, without discouraging candidates. I chatted […]

Crushing CAEP Accreditation Standard 4

If you asked a group of educators about CAEP accreditation Standard 4, chances are you’d hear a few groans. And for good reason: proving a […]

The Beginner’s Guide to CAEP Accreditation

In the 1980s, America was considered a “nation at risk” because of its low educational standards. To make needed changes, educational organizations around the country […]

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