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The Role of Administrators in Building School Culture
Whether at the building or the district level administrators have tremendous influence on the culture of student learning and community. What strategies do they employ to build a collaborative culture of learning within and beyond the walls of a school? Join Vice President of Education for the Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation Gerard Robinson as he leads a discussion among six expert educators serving as administrators as they explore these questions.
10 Questions That Lead to Growth in School Culture
by Jeff Charbonneau
The Role of a School Leader is to Set the School’s Culture
by Sharif El-Mekki
How To Improve School Culture
By Amanda Miliner
Preparing Educators for a Culture of Teaching and Learning
How does teacher educator help future teachers to prepare to build a community of learners? A culture of shared experience? What are the challenges that teacher educators face as they do this work? Gerard Robinson Vice President of Education for the Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation explores these questions with six State Teachers of the Year now working a teacher educators.
Pandemics and Partnerships: Teacher Prep in the Time of COVID-19
by Jeanne DelColle Phd
A Life-Changing Conversation
By Richard Warren
Teaching Resilience as Part of Classroom Culture
How do educators teach students to become resilient in learning and in life? How do educators themselves learn to become resilient? Six State Teachers of the Year from across the country investigate these questions with Gerard Robinson Vice President of Education for the Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation.
Exploring the Self
by Chris Holmes
Normalizing Struggle, Building Resilience
By Sarah Brown Wessling
What role does education play in the formation of students? How do educators impact the culture and character of schools and learners? Watch as six State Teachers of the Year explore these questions with In Character host and Vice President of Education Gerard Robinson.
A Culture of Valuing All Students
by Kareem Neal
The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on School Culture
We are living in unprecedented times. What does teaching in a pandemic look like? How has the pandemic impacted school culture and student learning? Six expert educators discuss these issues with Gerard Robinson Vice President of Education for the Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation.
The Impact of COVID-19 on School Culture
by Shawn Sheehan
by Michael Dunlea
Establishing a Culture of Equity in Classrooms
How do we define equity in society? In school? What is the difference between equity and equality? How do teachers work to ensure that every child receives an equitable education? Join host Gerard Robinson and six expert educators as they grapple with these questions and others.
Building a Culture of Learning With Our Youngest Learners
How do educators build a sense of culture and community amongst our youngest learners? What is different about teaching the very young student? How do early childhood educators set the tone for a student’s future years of education? Gerard Robinson Vice President of Education for the Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation asks a group of six expert early childhood educators these questions and more.
Live, Work, and Play with our Littlest to Build Community
by Katie Ferguson
Creating a Sense of Belonging Amongst Our Earliest Learners
by Tabatha Rosproy
Creating a Culture of Community with Families
How do educators work to learn not only their students but their students’ families? How do they engage families as partners in the education of students? What strategies do they employ to make families feel like an integral part of the learning process? Join six expert educators as they discuss these questions with Gerard Robinson Vice President of Education for the Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation.
4 Ways to Create a Community with Families
by Gary Abud
How to Build Community With Families
by Katy Smith
Creating Culture Through State Education Agencies
Power in Partnership: How SEAs Impact School Culture
by Kimberly Dickstein-Hughes
The Evolving Role of the State Education Agency
by Melody Schopp
From Classroom Teacher to Elected Leader—It Is Possible
by Sharon Gallagher-Fitzhugh
Educators Running for Office—Take the Plunge
by Jeffrey Allen Hinton
An Experiment in Prison Education
In Character: A Platform for Educators to Share Ideas on Culture, Character, and Society
“Does ‘Character’ Have a Role to Play in Prison Education Programs? Yes.”
Appreciating Teachers by Listening to Them
The Content of Their Character: King’s Theme Across the Years
Character Education in Action: A Dialogue with Three Practitioners
Charter Schools at 30: A Conversation with Members of the Founding Generation
Back to School 2021: A Conversation with Administrators and Teachers
Education Behind the Walls
by Gerard Robinson
The Transformative Power of Education
by Brad Brewer
A Story to Tell: The Importance of Education during Incarceration as Told by 22 Men and Women Who Know Firsthand
Edited by Gerard Robinson
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Creating a Foundation for Success in Urban Schools
by Sheena Graham
What My Urban Students Taught Me About TeachingIn Character: A Platform for Educators to Share Ideas on Culture, Character, and Society
by Tom Rademacher
A Culture of Community Inclusion in Rural South Jersey
by Angel Santiago
A Sense of Community and Respect: Teaching in Rural Schools
by Leah Lechleiter-Luke
Building a Culture of Learning in Rural Schools
by Anna East
Building a Culture of Belonging with ELL Students and Families
by Leila Kubesch
Building a Culture of Learning with ELL Students and Families
by Alisa Cooper de Uribe
Creating a Culture of Professional Learning for Teachers of Special Needs Students?
by Brett Bigham
Building a Culture of Learning with Gifted/Talented Students and Families
by Maryann Woods-Murphy
by Dora Miura
Teaching Differently: Your Story Matters
by Kathy Nimmer
Changing the Culture of Education During COVID and Beyond
by Nanette Merrill
Lessons Learned about Teaching and Learning During the Pandemic
by Cicely Woodard
Less Tech, More Chalk: How an Entrepreneurial Spirit Shapes Learning Culture
by Julia Taylor King Pool
by Karen Toavs, Ph.D.
Enriching Educational Experiences through Cultural Diversity
by Sarahi Monterrey
Peachy & Imperfect: An Ode to My Students
by Argine Safari
Building Bridges through Instructional Coaching
by Dr. Megan Olivia Hall
Crafting Spaces of Trust: The Power of Instructional Coaching
by Monica Washington
A Foundation of Trust
by Josh Parker
The Changing Face of Literacy
by Laura Drake
Literacy as a Tool for Humanity
by Dr. Doretha Allen, NBCT
Wednesdays and Refrigerator Walls: The Impact of Arts Education in a Culture of High-Stakes Assessment
by Erin Sponaugle
Designing Our Teaching for Wonder
by Christopher Gleason
“Discover Your Soul Language”: The Impact of Exposure, Experience, and Engagement through Music and the Arts
by Dr. Toney McNair, Jr.
I Am Preparing Students for Jobs That Do Not Yet Exist!
by Heather DeLuca Nestor
Preparing Our Next Generation of Citizens Through STEM Education
by Tehmina Khan
Discussions are a key form of communication through which we exchange ideas, learn and teach, and enjoy discourse – whether we are agreeing or disagreeing with one another. In this section, you will find a series of discussions, led by Vice President for Education, Gerard Robinson, focusing on latest trends in education, leadership, and the role that culture plays in both.
Why is it important to recognize the work that educators do and to celebrate that work, not only during Teacher Appreciation Week, but all year? We are seeing educators exiting the profession in unprecedented numbers. How can we reverse this trend? Listen a Gerard Robinson interviews educators, education non-profit leaders, and education researchers to gain their insights.
Valuing Our Educators
by Sheena Graham