Educational insights for teachers, school leaders, and more.
When Alex Caputo-Pearl was elected the president of the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) in 2014, I knew that children, families, and communities would soon have a newly energized and empowered defender in the teachers union. Today, as a Los Angeles native and a supporter of public schools and their teachers, I am on the edge of my office chair following the news of the first strike by L.A. Unified School District teachers in 30 years.
Philosophers of education seek to contribute to the ethos of how people conceive and talk about education. They endeavor to show how this talk is bound up with notions of justice, of goodness, and of beauty. In an era of ‘alternative facts’ and unprincipled assaults on reasoned communication, their task has become all the more important. This February, join David Hansen at Teachers College as he lectures on the why the call to teach matters. In anticipation of this event, we’ve shared an excerpt of his edited volume, Ethical Visions of Education which focuses on John Dewey and his views on the philosophy of education.
With years of experience on the teacher, administrative, and academic level, Sonia Nieto and Alicia Lopez have a wealth of knowledge to offer new and experienced teachers. Below, we’ve selected a selection of poignant memories that they share in their new book, Teaching, A Life’s Work: A Mother–Daughter Dialogue.
It’s not 2019 just yet! Take time to relive the great achievements of the past year. Every year, we witness the publication of significant new books, successful author book launches, new book award recipients, and glowing book reviews. Below, we’ve highlighted our top events that made 2018 memorable for the Teachers College Press staff.
Take a break from grading papers, lesson plans, or studying! Ever wonder if you’re teaching style is similar to the intimidating Professor Snape or the passionate Mr. John Keating? Enjoy our quiz below.
Teachers College Press is happy to share that the National Association for College Admission Counseling online book club will feature Karen Gross’ Breakaway Learners in December. In anticipation of the event, we’re sharing the introduction to Karen Gross’ monumental book.