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Making Preschool More Effective: Study Connects Classroom Processes to Children’s Learning

A new study at the University of Virginia provides insight into how educators and policymakers can improve the quality of preschool experiences for children from low-income families.

 

New Study Suggests a Way to Reduce “On the Job” Learning for New Teachers

Pairing coaching with simulation-based teaching practice sessions boosts preservice teachers’ skills in classroom management.

 

UVA Researchers Ask: Does This Popular Social-Emotional Learning Program Work?

With a $3.3 million grant, researchers at the University of Virginia will conduct the largest study to date of RULER, a widely used social and emotional learning intervention.

 

Gail Lovette

Q&A: We Know How to Teach Reading. Why Aren’t Students Getting Better at It?

Gail Lovette has an idea of how to improve reading performance in America’s elementary schools.

 

5 Tips to Get Your Children Excited About Math

Curry School professor Robert Berry offers advice for parents whose children get easily frustrated by math – or just don’t seem that excited about it.

 

$12.4M in Funding Awarded to CASTL Researchers in 2019

In 2019, CASTL faculty received a total of $12.4 million in new grant funding to research a range of topics spanning early childhood to postsecondary education.

 

Gates Foundation Awards UVA $1.2M for Learning Mindset Study

The Gates Foundation awarded a $1.2 million grant to the Motivate Lab to conduct a study that aims to increase use of learning mindset-supportive practices in college access programs.

 

Q&A: Curry Professor Studies the Most Effective Ways to Teach Math – and Make It Fun

In the first of a two-part series, UVA professor Robert Berry discusses the state of math at the early childhood and elementary school levels, the national policy issues that influence how children are taught and how we can improve.

 

Curry School’s Online Graduate Programs Rocket to No. 3 in U.S. News & World Report

The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development’s online master’s programs have been ranked No. 3 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

 

2020 Connect Science Energy Institute Open for Registration

Participants at the Connect Science Energy Institute will learn about effective social-emotional learning and teaching, service-learning and relevant content on energy and natural resources.

 

Art Weltman Named Among State’s Top 12 Professors for 2019

Among the 12 awardees from Virginia’s colleges and universities, Prof. Weltman will be recognized for exemplifying “the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service” at a March ceremony in Richmond.

 

Study: DC Public School’s Teacher Evaluation System Continues to Improve Teacher Workforce

As IMPACT enters its second decade, two new studies provide evidence that IMPACT continues to support meaningful improvement in the effectiveness of DCPS teachers.

 

Chad Prather

Love Thy Neighbor: Alumnus Making Mark as High School Teacher in Nashville

Chad Prather, who partnered with the Charlottesville High School choir on a moving anthem after “Unite the Right” violence, has earned high praise and numerous awards as a high school teacher in Nashville.

 

Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus Significantly Impacts School Community

An early childhood education program in Virginia helped improve children’s school readiness and strengthen supports and relationships within school communities

 

Carol Tomlinson

Renowned Educator and Scholar Carol Tomlinson Defined a New Way of Teaching

“Differentiated instruction” counters the prevalent system of placing similar students on “tracks” or “levels.” In fact, Tomlinson argues, there are no such thing as “similar students.”

 

The Power of Place: Future Social Studies Teachers Learn from Montpelier

Students in Associate Professor Patrice Grimes's class spent a Saturday at James Madison’s home, talking about how to teach the legacies of freedom and slavery.

 

What Exactly Makes Some College Professors Shine In The Classroom?

What is that something that makes a professor a favorite? UVA researchers built and are piloting a new observational tool designed to identify what makes a class session engaging and effective.

 

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