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Growing Teachers

Smita Mathur (James Madison University)

Traditionally people become licensed educators and then enter a classroom. Smita Mathur and her colleagues took a different approach. They invited migrant farm workers to come teach migrant children, and then trained them to be teachers.

15 mins

Executive Function

Kelly Cartwright (Christopher Newport University)

How Kelly Cartwright found that a lot of students can sound words out, but can’t quite connect the sound to the meaning of the word. And what educators are doing about it.

13 mins

Safe to Wonder

Jamie Jirout (University of Virginia)

Curiosity is central to learning, but Jamie Jirout says that school snuffs it out.

24 mins

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