When adults think of STEM, they often relate it to complex mathematical equations, daunting engineering problems, or complex biological processes. And, oftentimes, young children have the opposite thinking. In Teaching STEM in the Preschool Classroom, the authors claim that children are natural and curious explorers of the world – particularly scientific and natural approaches. And, the authors believe that nurturing this curiosity is important in establishing STEM learning habits early on.
Twelve years ago, in 2007, Ready or Not: Leadership Choices in Early Care and Education, provocatively put forth the question of what defines and bounds early care and education (ECE) as a field of practice. Twelve years later, the field’s defining questions remain unanswered. And it’s showing!
In celebration of Black History Month, we’re highlighting key resources that educators can use in a diverse classroom. Below, we’re sharing the first chapter of Aaron Johnson’s A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males.
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.
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.