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Professor Dennis Shirley – whose research has placed him at the forefront of the educational “mindfulness” movement – thinks that teachers who can retreat from the schoolhouse cacophony to reflect on their experiences and those of their peers can energize and improve their teaching.
Cawthorne Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith recently presented two keynote addresses at conferences in St. Louis and Curitiba, Brazil.
Assistant Professor David Miele has been named to the first Sesquicentennial Challenge chair, an endowed assistant professorship created as part of a new initiative to support junior faculty research and early-career development.
Thomas More Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Book Award by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for the monograph Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (Teachers College Press).
The Emmaus Series, an initiative of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, works to strengthen the management skills and professional network principals need to build exceptional Catholic schools.
City Connects has been $1.4 million over three years from the Barr Foundation to continue implementing optimized student support in Boston Public Schools.
Professor M. Brinton Lykes, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, criticizes the APA's decision not to pursue disciplinary action against a member who used methods described as torture while serving as an interrogator at Guantanamo Bay in an interview with BBC Newshour. (interview begins at 39:18).
The Dean of the Lynch School of Education, Maureen Kenny, talked about the school's mission, goals, and partnerships in the Boston College Chronicle.
Cawthorne Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith was recently featured on Inside the Academy, an online interview show sponsored by Arizona State University that recognizes the personal histories and professional accomplishments of America's most exemplary education scholars.
Professor Dennis Shirley has been named the CJ Koh Chair at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, effective this coming March, marking the third time a Lynch School faculty member has received the prestigious visiting lectureship.
Paula Dias, M.Ed. '09, has been named manager of the Montserrat Coalition, a mentoring and support program for high-financial need students.
Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith are among the top 50 most influential education scholars according to the 2014 ranking by Education Week's "Rick Hess Straight Up," based on scholarship, books, media mentions, and digital "klout."
The world's best school systems focus on teacher preparation and support and do not exploit the idealism of young talent to advance educational goals, writes Lynch School Professor Dennis Shirley in The Boston Globe.
Stopping destructive policies already in use is at least as important as adopting promising ones from high-achieving nations, according to Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Professor Dennis Shirley.
Professor Jacqueline Lerner has received a $1.9 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a three-year study focused on the moral development of children and teens.
Lynch School Professor and Chair of the Educational Leadership and Higher Education Department, Ana Martínez-Alemán, has been invited to participate in the Equity Working Group, part of a new initiative, General Education Maps and Markers, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Celestino Depina, M.Ed. '98, a Brighton High School history teacher and native of Cape Verde, was 16 years old when Nelson Mandela's visit to his high school in Roxbury inspired him to become a teacher.
Lynch School of Education Research Professor and Director of the Center for International Higher Education, Philip Altbach, was recently featured in the Chronicle of Education and WBUR.
Catholic K-12 students report less of a connection to their faith than other Christian learners. Roche Center for Catholic Education Associate Director Kristin Barstow Melley contends that Catholic educators can foster faith-building in any class, regardless of the subject.
Lynch School of Education Visiting Lecturer in Developmental Psychology Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy discussed 20-30 year-olds who are mired in debt and waiting to get a career break, in an interview on Fox 25 News.
Lynch School of Education senior Andre Williams is not only a scholar-athlete as an applied psychology and human development major, but he is also a major contender for the Heisman Trophy.
A recent study co-authored by Lynch School of Education Assistant Professor Elida Laski finds the method children use to count as they move their tokens on a board game is directly linked to their gains in numeracy.
Longtime University trustee and benefactor Peter S. Lynch '65 has gone from being the face of mutual fund investing to working quietly with his wife, Carolyn A. Lynch, to give away a good part of the fortune he amassed as a top fund manager.
A new report released by the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College is the first of its kind to examine cultural educational excellence—what parents, schools, and students are doing to improve success in reading, math, and science.
Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Boisi Professor Henry Braun examine the link between data-driven improvement and accountability in education in a recently released policy brief.
Lynch School of Education Professor Rebekah Levine Coley co-published the six-year Three City Study, which has provided new insights into the harmful effects of substandard housing on families and children
What's all in a day's work? More than we may think, according to Lynch School of Education Professor David Blustein, editor of the new book The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working (Oxford University Press).
Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Professor Dennis Shirley discuss paths to educational excellence in recent posts in Education Week.
When unauthorized parents are forced to make untenable choices, innocent U.S. citizen children are inadvertently harmed and entire communities live in fear and mistrust, write Lynch School of Education Professor M. Brinton Lykes, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, and Kalina Brabeck '00 (daughter of former Lynch School dean Mary Brabeck), an affiliated faculty member at the center.
What happens to all that marijuana-growing equipment that gets confiscated by the DEA and state and local police? In the hands of an innovative professor, it becomes a tool for teaching science. Lynch School of Education Associate Professor G. Michael Barnett's hydroponics initiative introduces urban youth to agriculture and entrepreneurship.