Letters and Foreward
|Letter from Dean Mears|
By Gail Mears
Dear Colleagues: It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Spring 2015 edition of the New Hampshire Journal of Education. This edition focuses on engaged learning; a focus essential to preparing 21st century learners. Our students are preparing for jobs that have yet to be defined in a global climate of rapidly changing knowledge … Continue reading Letter from Dean Mears
Letters and Foreward
|From the President of NHASCD|
By Roberta Tenney
NHASCD continues to serve as the state’s leading not-profit organization dedicated to inspiring excellence in teaching, learning and leading through professional development opportunities. By bringing outstanding nationally known authors and researchers to the state, NHASCD serves as a catalyst for conversation and action in school improvement. NHASCD works to make conditions for improvement robust . … Continue reading From the President of NHASCD
Letters and Foreward
By Marianne M. True
We’re going digital! While this does represent significant change, in this, its eighteenth year in publication, The New Hampshire Journal of Education remains a collaborative effort between the New Hampshire Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and Plymouth State University, serving to engage our readers as they reflect on their own experiences and practices. The … Continue reading Foreward
|Teacher Stories: Seeing Our Work, Our Students and Ourselves|
By Meg Petersen
In her inaugural address, the 2014 Stevens-Bristow Fellowship recipient shares examples of “teacher lore,” providing a unique insider view of “what it means to be human in the context of a teaching relationship.”
|Culturally Responsive Classroom Management: Going Beyond Behavioral Learning|
By Elyse Hambacher
Based on observations of a fifth-grade classroom, the author highlights five culturally responsive classroom management strategies.
|Back to School: A Call to Educators to Welcome Parents into Our Classrooms|
By W. Harrison Little
One middle school teacher shares both the anticipated and unanticipated benefits of inviting parents into his reading classroom.
|In the Pursuit of STEM – Reaching Learners as Early as Possible|
By Mike Seong Son
The author discusses his STEM outreach initiative – Science Explorers, a summer science camp for first, second, and third graders.
|Making Education Meaningful for All: Meeting Common Core English Standards|
By Yekaterina McKenney
The author emphasizes the need for students to have choices in their educations and endorses a modified version of Penny Kittle’s work, Book Love, to help students meet Common Core standards.
|Using Video Game Model for Motivated Personalized Learning|
By Judy Willis
The author discusses how studies of video game players provide teachers with a model for incorporating “individualized achievable challenges and ongoing personalized feedback” to help motivate students.
|8 Ways to Engage the Reluctant Learner|
By Kathy MacCarthy
The author describes 8 practical strategies classroom teachers can use to reach students who appear disinterested, distracted, or unmotivated.
|Four Keys to Quality Professional Learning|
By Laura Thomas
The author offers practical advice for schools leaders planning and implementing professional learning that is not only effective, but transformative.
|Flexibility: A Key Strategy for Ensuring Success of the Online Learner|
By Danielle Philipson
The author notes the enhanced need for flexibility in online learning environments where learners are often non-traditional students with competing priorities. A variety of strategies for demonstrating increased flexibility are offered.
|The Effects of the Courage to Care Program: Teaching Empathy to Rural New Hampshire Seventh Graders|
By Rick Alleva, Patrick Shannon, and Malcolm Smith
This research article examines Courage-to-Care, a nine-week program designed to teach pro-social skills associated with improving empathy and reducing anti-social behaviors, and its impact on levels of empathy and bullying behaviors among middle school students.
|K-12 Leaders: Look for Lessons Outside Schools|
By Andy Hargreaves
The author shares insights from a seven-year study of unusually high performing organizations and emphasizes how education may benefit from adopting similar tenets.
|Fatal Attraction: America’s Suicidal Quest for Educational Excellence|
By Yong Zhao
The author warns the United States and other Western countries about the dangerous consequences of educational authoritarianism.