In This Issue

Letters and Foreward

Gail_Mears Letter from Dean Mears
By Gail Mears
Welcome to this Edition of the New Hampshire Journal of Education: Teaching Today: Pedagogy, Perspective, and Practice. How exciting to see educators across all levels of education come together to consider pedagogical approaches designed to engage all learners and meet 21st Century needs. Initiatives such as STEM to STEAM, competency-based education; design thinking, innovative uses … Continue reading Letter from Dean Mears

Letters and Foreward

daffodils2 Foreword
By Stacey Curdie
Here in New Hampshire, we struggled through a long and difficult winter this year followed by a spring that came on so quickly and forcefully that the world seemed changed overnight. From the moment the last snowflake melted, the daffodils at my doorstep seemed to grow like time-lapsed photography before my very eyes. The grass … Continue reading Foreword

21st Century Teaching and Learning

stormy weather Changing Pathways in Higher Education: Integration, Project-Based Learning, and STEAM
By Donald L. Birx and Annette M. Holba
The authors describe their institution’s transformation to “a new kind of university, one that integrates the liberal arts with basic and applied research, technology, service, and teaching in unique ways.”

21st Century Teaching and Learning

"Social Media Keyboard" (Public Domain) by Shahid Abdullah Managing the Social Media Monster
By Jennifer Carrobis and Diane Harrises
The authors offer school leaders advice on how to navigate and leverage a school’s online presence in the world of social media.

Practitioners Speak

   by  woodleywonderworks  How New Hampshire’s Educators Can Stimulate Growth in Science
By Thom Smith
Demonstrating the need for change in science education, the author offers a powerful case for more collaboration between public schools and universities and more training in science for educators at all levels.

Practitioners Speak

   by  ** RCB **  Re-envisioning Teacher Reflection
By Eleanor Papazoglou
The author asks educators to reconsider the purpose, process, and power of reflective thinking about one’s own process.

Practitioners Speak

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2026/2423170240_204795f8f6_b.jpg Using Phonemic Awareness to Help Jade Crack the Code
By Karen Deighan
The author describes the success of one phonemic awareness protocol with a young reader.

Practitioners Speak

   by  IntelFreePress  AVID: A Successful Approach to College and Career Preparation
By Michelle Robinson
The author describes the success of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program at one New Hampshire high school.

Research

jeune-femme-poste-de-travail How a Fully Online Higher Education Professional Learning Community Works toward Student Success
By Julie A. Moser
The author describes the online collaboration of a group of educators and explores the nature of their professional learning network and its real and potential impact on teaching and learning.

Research

618771218_1280x720.jpg (1280×720) Six Elements for Effective Instructional Coaching: Supporting Teacher Learning for the Complexity of Teaching in the Twenty-First Century
By Page Tompkins and Christopher Ward
In an effort to encourage more effective adoption of professional development initiatives, the authors describe a coaching model and the six key aspects ofthey discovered lead to successful coaching.

Highlights From the Field

meditation Mindfulness and Meditation: What Are They Really Worth in the School System?
By Julie Grimm
The author suggests that the use of mindfulness and meditation in the classroom can benefit both students and instructors.

"Advanced Class" (CC BY 2.0) by Shane Global Language Centres Democratizing Education: Moving from Discomfort to Action
By Scott R. Meyer, Leo R. Sandy, and Krisan Evenson
The authors argue that we “can best promote peace and social justice in classrooms where we understand and respectfully engage in conflict.”