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College of Education banners on a fall afternoon. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Sep 28, 2022

Why We Need More Joy in Higher Education

An upcoming symposium will focus on cultivating joy in order to address issues in higher education. 

An empty classroom

Sep 23, 2022

Harvard Ed Blog: Cultivating Belonging with Students from Refugee Backgrounds

Doctoral student Jennifer C. Mann discusses how teachers can best meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of these students. 

NC State College of Education graduate student Sergio Madera-Garcia

Sep 14, 2022

Sergio Madera-Garcia is Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through Community Building and Leadership Development

Sergio Madera-Garcia, a first-year graduate student in the Higher Education Administration program, wants to advance diversity, equity and inclusion by working to make sure everyone has a sense of community… 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor DeLeon Gray helps students on a computer

Sep 8, 2022

WUNC: A researcher’s tips for teachers to foster belonging among students of color

Zoom call with coffee

Sep 7, 2022

Instructors Share Secrets for ‘Bichronous’ Teaching Online

Award-winning instructors reveal lessons for the design and delivery of online “bichronous” courses. 

Joy Gaston Gayles

Aug 31, 2022

ASHE Presidential Podcast: Where Do We Start?

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles talks about what it means to humanize higher education. 

A teacher reading Cat in the Hat with a student

Aug 26, 2022

Utilizing Phoneme Videos for Phonemic Awareness Practice

With a new school year upon us, many young learners and multilingual learners will be practicing their phonemic awareness skills in earnest. The New Literacies Collaborative at the Friday Institute… 

Joy Gaston Gayles

Aug 19, 2022

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Does Anyone See Us? Disposability of Black Women Faculty in the Academy

"Writing this editorial was not easy for me but necessary," writes Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. 

Teacher in the N&O

Aug 15, 2022

The N&O: Dean Paola Sztajn on 5 Ways to Maintain a Viable and Vibrant Teaching Profession

In an op-ed published in The News & Observer, Dean Paola Sztajn shares five ways to support the teaching profession beyond fair compensation. 

Educators conduct a lesson as part of the At-Home Learning Initiative

Aug 11, 2022

5 Tips for Increasing Learner Engagement During Educator-Designed Instructional Videos

Editor’s note: This post was authored by Marie Himes, director of the New Literacies Collaborative at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and Jessica Hunt, an associate professor of mathematics…