Mentoring

This prompt from #te@achthought asks that we blog about what a good mentor does. Since I work with so many student teachers, I think I’ll discuss what a good master teacher does. First and foremost, the master teacher needs to create a safe environment for the student teacher, a place …

Educational Reform

I’ve been in Norway for the last few days, attending this year’s American Studies Association of Norway conference. There were many good presentations, but two in particular that I want to blog about. This first post will address the research of Thomas Hatch, professor at Columbia’s Teachers College and co-director …

Digital Teacher Project

This semester, I decided to include what I’m calling the “Digital Teacher Project” in my Methods class for pre-service teachers. My goal is to have my students understand how participating in professional learning networks can give them much needed support and help at this stage in their teaching careers–and in …