Andrea Flower and Gita Upreti

Andrea Flower and Gita Upreti with Tran Templeton

From 2005 to 2007, Andrea Flower, Tran Templeton, and Gita Upreti worked together as doctoral research assistants at the University of Washington (UW) at Seattle. There, they implemented and collaborated on a large-scale research project, headed by Dr. Doug Cheney, which examined the effects of school-wide positive behavioral support on the academic and behavioral functioning…

Eric Nadelstern

Eric Nadelstern with Adam Davison

Eric Nadelstern is a Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he directs the Summer Principals Academy (SPA). He is former Deputy Chancellor of the Division of School Support and Instruction for the New York City Department of Education, founding Superintendent of New York’s Autonomy Zone, and founding Principal of the International…

David Chura

A New Teacher Asks: “How do I do this?”

An essay by David Chura: He was a big man, a presence to be reckoned with on any football team. Dressed in a pressed shirt and colorful tie, he    spread his arms out and gestured around the room. “I’m a new teacher here. How do I do this?” he asked. I knew what “this”…

Dr. María Paula Ghiso

María Paula Ghiso with Estrella Olivares-Orellana

María Paula Ghiso’s research focuses on the literacy learning of urban and immigrant students, with a particular focus on young children’s writing, responses to literature, and bilingual practices. María Paula was a pre-school and dual language elementary teacher in New York City and has worked extensively with teachers in national and international professional development contexts. In conversation…

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Gregory Michie with Deirdre Faughey

Gregory Michie is a public school teacher in Chicago and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Studies and Social Justice at Concordia University Chicago. His latest book, We Don’t Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope, and Possibility in the Age of High-Stakes Schooling, was published in November, 2012, by Teachers College Press. He is also the…

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Nancy Lesko with Laura Vernikoff

Nancy Lesko teaches in the areas of curriculum, youth studies, gender/sexuality, and immigration at Teachers College, Columbia University. Recent books include: Keywords in youth studies and Act your age! A cultural construction of adolescence, 2nd edition. Current research projects involve a three-country study of beginning teachers and their responses to LGBTQ issues (SSHRC funded) and a high school initiative that…

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Ellen Condliffe Lagemann with Deirdre Faughey

Dr. Ellen Condliffe Lagemann is Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College and a distinguished fellow of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). Lagemann is a leading historian of education and a nationally known expert on education research. She taught at Teachers College, and in the Department of History at Columbia University. At Teachers College, she was director…