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The Teacher Issue

The Teacher Issue

A special issue looking at many issues facing the teaching profession today.

The Teacher Issue

Summer 2019

It’s Not Just a Job, It’s a Profession

It’s Not Just a Job, It’s a Profession

Early childhood education is critical, yet pre-K teachers are often thought of as babysitters, not professionals. What would it take to transform the profession?

Rural Education illustration

The Middle of Somewhere

The unique strengths of rural communities and why more teachers should consider working in them.

Why Are You Here?

Who Are You Here For?

Ten teachers in this year’s master’s programs answered a question that Dean Bridget Terry Long had posed to them several times this year: Who are you here for?

Schoolhouse illustration by Greg Mably

Show Me the Money

Media coverage, ongoing teacher strikes, and presidential candidates on the campaign trail point out that, in many parts of the country, teacher pay is not what it should be.

Jarvis Givens and Tauheedah Baker-Jones

Teacher Becomes the Student

How grad school turned the tables for Assistant Professor Jarvis Givens and Ed.L.D. candidate Tauheedah Baker-Jones.

Illustration by George Wylesol

Grade Expectations

Why we need to rethink grading in our schools.

Ashton Wheeler Clemmons

Looking for Lights

Why one teacher decided it was time to run for public office.

Illustration by George Wylesol

The Zucks

Why public service-minded doctors, lawyers, and business people come to the Ed School.

Alice Liou

Be the Upstander

An alum-created app helps educators address microaggression.

Illustration by George Wylesol

Pedagogy of the Obsessed

A podcast started by four students gets at the heart of what's going on in classrooms.

Rachel Eisner

Recess: Rachel Eisner, Succulentist

A look at the unique student group run by Rachel Eisner, Ed.M.'19.

Bookcovers

On My Bookshelf: Aaliyah El-Amin

Lecturer Aaliyah El-Amin, Ed.M.'13, Ed.D.'15, shares what’s she’s reading.

Books: Summer 2019

Books: Summer 2019

Recent books published by members of the HGSE community.