All the Pieces in Place

A line of new research in early childhood education in the 1970s brought youngsters into Ruffner Hall each morning to play and learn. Read More »

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The Curry Impact

"What aspect of your Curry School experience best prepared you for your current job?" This question was raised to the Curry Alumni Group on LinkedIn seven months ago. Alumni in the group continue to respond, and they are unanimous that regardless of their current profession the Curry School made a difference. Read More »

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The Science of Mentoring

Who doesn’t think mentoring is a great idea for kids, especially youth at risk of delinquency? President Obama spoke for the common wisdom in a speech last January, when he proclaimed, “Mentors help children build confidence, gain knowledge, and develop the strength of character to succeed inside and outside of the classroom.” Although support for mentoring abounds, many of its touted benefits—which may indeed exist—are only anecdotally supported. Read More »

Adria Hoffman

Classroom Mentors: Making a Difference!

Every fall and spring, hundreds of well-respected, experienced teachers open their classroom doors to Curry School teacher candidates who put theory and skills learned in education classes into practice.

Alumni News & Class Notes

has for a decade now been known to many of our off-Grounds students as the instructor of t ... [more]

is working as a speech-language pathologist at West Florida Rehabilitation Institute in Pe ... [more]

was a finalist in the master’s oral presentation competition for his abstract, “The Relati ... [more]

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Alumni Books

  Engaging Diversity in Undergraduate Classrooms: A Pedagogy for Developing Intercultural Competence by Amy Lee, Robert Poch, Marta Shaw, and Rhiannon D. Williams (2012) Jossey-Bass. ... [more]

The Goodbye Baby: A Diary about Adoption by Elaine Pinkerton, AuthorHouse 2012 ... [more]

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Alumni Spotlight

has for a decade now been known to many of our off-Grounds students as the instructor of the Social Foundations of American Education course. Despite teaching this conventional education course for our program, she has spent the past 26 years working her day job in a more unconventional education context. Shaffer is considered a leading […] ... [more]

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Curry Blog

Guest post by Annette M. Porter (B.S. ’78, M.Ed. ’82 Special Ed) My whole experience at U. ... [more]

Guest post by Adria Hoffman Field Placement Coordinator (M.Ed. ’05 Soc Fdns) “I could not ... [more]

By Jennifer McDonald (M.Ed. ’97 Soc Fdns) (Jennifer recently led a webinar for the Alumni ... [more]

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