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May 17, 2023

How Can One Lead with Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education? ‘To Engage in a Way That is Excellent Means Looking at How We Can Improve the Society and Conditions Around Us,’ Says Dean Emerita and Professor Emerita Mary Ann Danowitz

NC State College of Education Professor and Former Dean Mary Ann Danowitz shares what it means for a leader to work toward inclusive excellence as well as how inclusive excellence can be applied on a global scale. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun

Apr 11, 2023

Why Are Discourse and Social Interaction Important in Statistics Lessons? Data Science is ‘Inherently Interdisciplinary’ Says Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun

Data science is “inherently interdisciplinary,” says NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun, which is why he says a focus on discourse and social interaction is crucial when teaching data and statistics. 

Mar 7, 2023

How Can Parents and Teachers Help Students Be Digitally Safe? ‘We Should Start Very Early, Even at the Preschool Level, With Some Simple Lessons,’ Says Professor Florence Martin

The digital landscape for children has drastically changed over the past decade, which means it’s more important than ever that children learn how to be digitally safe from a young age, says NC State College of Education Professor of Learning, Design and Technology Florence Martin. 

Jan 17, 2023

What Are Some Healthy Ways for Adolescents to Engage with Social Media? Assistant Professor Adria Dunbar Shares Tips for Engaging with Intentionality

Social media can be a great way for youth to connect with others and explore their interests, but constant use of social media can have a negative impact on teens' mental health, according to Assistant Professor of Counselor Education Adria Dunbar. Here are some tips and strategies for engaging in social media in healthy ways. 

Assistant Professor Robin Anderson discusses using social media for teacher professional development.

Nov 29, 2022

How Can Teachers Use Social Media for Professional Development? ‘When Teachers Network Together, They’re in a Collaborative Structure Where Their Expertise is Valued’ Says Assistant Professor Robin Anderson

When discussing professional development for teachers, thoughts often turn to formal sessions, but many educators are drawn to places where they can learn independently, which is why many turn to social media, says Assistant Professor Robin Anderson. 

Maria Coady discusses multilingual education in rural schools

Oct 20, 2022

How Can Educators Help Linguistically Diverse Students in Rural Schools? ‘We Need to Think About the Expectations That We Have For Our Students’ Says Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady

No matter where an educator teaches, they are likely to encounter students who are multilingual, but not all educators are equipped with the skills or tools needed to adequately meet the needs of these students. This is particularly true, said Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady, in rural areas where resources may be limited. 

Assistant Professor Lam Pham

Sep 22, 2022

How Can You Turn Around Low-Performing Schools? ‘Investing in Teachers and Principals Gives Our School Improvement Efforts a Much Better Chance of Success,’ Says Assistant Professor Lam Pham

All across the United States, there are schools that are considered to be low performing, and Assistant Professor Lam Pham believes small interventions are not enough to improve student achievement. Instead, he said whole-school reform is required to turnaround chronically low-performing schools. 

Associate Professor Cesar Delgado talks about using virtual reality to teach size and scale in science classrooms

Aug 30, 2022

How Can Virtual Reality Better Help Students Understand Size and Scale in Science? ‘It’s a More Interactive, Embodied Way of Experiencing Objects,’ Says Associate Professor Cesar Delgado

As students begin to learn about concepts related to size and scale in science, there will always be objects that are too small for the eye to see or too large or far away to experience up close. In these instances, Associate Professor Cesar Delgado believes that virtual reality can close the gap in understanding. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Shiyan Jiang discusses artificial intelligence

Jul 26, 2022

What is Artificial Intelligence? ‘The Process of Developing AI is Very Much About How We Humans Define What it Is,’ Says Assistant Professor Shiyan Jiang

Technology like artificial intelligence (AI) may seem mystifying to many, but Assistant Professor Shiyan Jiang believes that learning about the technology can help students develop important skills even if they don’t pursue a STEM profession. 

NC State College of Education Professor Marc Grimmett discusses how to provide mental health support for children

Jun 15, 2022

How Can I Support a Child Experiencing Mental Health Challenges? Professor Marc Grimmett Shares the Importance of Relationships, Listening and Seeking Professional Help from a Counselor

Over the past two years, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic made typical developmental challenges more difficult for K-12 students. As a result, Professor Marc Grimmett said youth may be experiencing more mental health issues.