In This Issue

Letters and Foreward

Gail_Mears Letter from Dean Mears
By Gail Mears
I am delighted to welcome you to the Spring 2016 edition of the New Hampshire Journal of Education: Reimagining Education: Every Learner, Every Day.  This edition examines is a theme important to all educational levels. The critical issues facing our society require citizens who are able to approach problems from multiple perspectives, with imagination and … Continue reading Letter from Dean Mears

Letters and Foreward

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By Marianne M. True
It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 edition of the New Hampshire Journal of Education.  Our theme, “Reimagining Education: Every Learner, Every Day” speaks to the core of what we strive to do each day in classrooms and school districts across the state and nation  – whether in K-12, higher education,  … Continue reading Foreword

21st Century Teaching and Learning

learning online2 Enhancing Online Learning to Include Every Learner, Every Day
By Tammy Carnevale, Kelly Clark, Stacey Curdie, Maria F. Minickiello, Julie A. Moser, and Danielle Philipson
The authors discuss their work in an Online Reflective Practice group, formed to explore questions about how faculty in higher education can cultivate student success in online course environments.

21st Century Teaching and Learning

modern ed Activating Digital-Media-Global Literacies and Learning
By Heidi Hayes-Jacobs
This article examines the importance of strategically upgrading curriculum and instruction through the integration of new digital, media and global literacies.

21st Century Teaching and Learning

connected classrom Assumptions, Access, Universal Design, and You: The Mindful Use of Social Media Technology in Course Development
By Julie A. Moser
The author explores how checking assumptions, exploring access, and embracing Universal Design for Learning principles can incorporate Social Media Technology into teaching practices within higher education in a mindful way.

Practitioners Speak

selfesteem3 The Educator’s Role in the Fragile Spectrum of Student Self-Esteem
By Ben Barter-Colcord
The author asserts that There are many reasons why improving student self-esteem should be among the most important elements of each classroom Cultivating positive self-esteem in students has long term benefits related to academic performance and health.

Practitioners Speak

assessment In Assessment, You See What You Are Looking For
By Susan M. Brookhart
The author describes criteria for creating authentic learning targets as well as “look-fors” that empower students to monitor their progress and focus on “actual learning”.

Practitioners Speak

storytime2 Six Effective Strategies to Motivate the K–3 Reader
By Gerard Buteau
The author emphasizes the importance of good reading instruction and shares strategies to motivate young readers.

Practitioners Speak

principal The School Counselor and the Principal: Keys to Successful Collaboration
By Nathaniel Greene and Paula Stewart
The authors describe current problems with counselor-principal relationships and explore the potential benefits of developing a collaborative relationship.

Highlights From the Field

girl using phone What Would Boccaccio Tweet?
By Shawn Maureen Powers
The author provides a first-hand account of teaching a survey of humanities course for the first time, using curriculum templates that promote critical thinking and student ownership of knowledge.

Highlights From the Field

SanDiegoCounty_pic1 Using Debate to Foster Critical Thinking and Communication Skills in the STEM Classroom
By Nathaniel Greene
The author describes how he and a colleague used the principles of debate to structure a new course that challenges students to develop their critical thinking and communication skills.

Highlights From the Field

Juanita-Hogan-certified-school-nurse The ABCs of a School-based Health Center: PATCH, the Pre-Adolescent to Teen Center for Health
By Susan Hemingway, Tobi G. Chassie, Bobby Kelly, George A. DeVito, Suzanne Boulter, John J. Freeman, and Aimee Burke Valeras
The authors share the success of a school based health center that provides adolescents with healthcare which can potentially reduce risky behavior and increase academic success.

Highlights From the Field

cohort2 Learning Is a Social Endeavor: Professional Learning Communities and Graduate School
By Cheryl B. Baker and Kathleen C. McCabe
The authors examine the development of cohorts in a Doctor of Education program that promotes the principles of professional learning communities

Highlights From the Field

Common Man, Apprentice, ice cream, organizational behavior, CoBA, business, 2015 Partnering to Create High Impact Teaching and Learning Practices: An Apprentice-Based Program that Inspires Authentic Engagement for All Learners
By Bonnie Bechard and Thomas Fitzpatrick
The authors share insights gained from their involvement in The Common Man Apprentice Program and provide eight characteristics of high quality, high impact teaching and learning practices.

Opinion

Dominican school Re-Envisioning Standards-Based Education: Lessons from the Dominican Republic
By Meg Petersen
The author shares her work in the Dominican Republic and reflects on her reaction to the government’s new curriculum for the Dominican education system, highlighting contrasts between this document and standards-based reform in the United States.