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Educational psychology doctoral student and home-school teacher offers tips for first-time home-school teachers

March 24, 2020

With thousands of schools closed across the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many parents are taking on the challenge of home-schooling their children for the first time. UA News reached out to Rebecca Friesen, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology and a home-school teacher of three children, for some helpful tips.

"The key, she says, is modeling a genuine enjoyment of learning."


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Evaluating America’s teachers

March 11, 2020

The Washington Post wrote a piece about Professor Emeritus Thomas Good's recently released research brief, “Addressing Teacher Evaluation Properly.”

"Good told me that teacher evaluation practices today are varied across the nation in part because of large differences that schools have in resources for teacher development. For example, some districts spend $7,000 per teacher while others spend little, and there is varying availability...

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Dec. 15, 2017

Alumna Saeideh Heshmati '11 '15, a postdoctoral research scholar at Penn State's College of Health and Human Development, and her team interviewed nearly 500 Americans on whether or not they believed most people would feel loved in about 60 different hypothetical scenarios. The scenarios all started with the phrase "Most people feel loved when..." followed by representations of either support, physical expressions of love, signs of trust,...

Commitment to the community

Nov. 8, 2017

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona announced the addition of six new trustees to its board, including Professor Ron Marx. “On behalf of CFSA, I am delighted to welcome the new members of the Board of Trustees into a great group of dedicated leaders,” said President and CEO Clint Mabie. “CFSA’s Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation’s growing community endowment and ensures that donors’ intentions are honored now and forever. We...

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Kudos to Amanda Bozack

June 28, 2016

Alumna Amanda Bozack, who graduated with a doctorate in 2008, is the new director of the School of Teacher Education and Leadership in the College of Education and Human Development at Radford University in Virginia.

People News 2016

April 7, 2016

March 2016

Ida Rose Florez , who received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and was awarded a Marshall Foundation Graduate Dissertation Fellowship during her time here, is the new executive director for the Elementary Institute of Science in San Diego, which provides hands-on STEM (short for science, technology, engineering, and math) education for underserved children and youth. Here's more .

As the Pac-12 continues its 100...

People News 2015

April 7, 2016

April 2015

Professor Tom Good and Alyson Leah Lavigne, an assistant professor of curriculum studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago, published a new book: Improving Teaching through Observation and Feedback . They were named authors of the month in March by Routledge Publishing for the book. Here's the article .