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Ideas In Action

Tennessee Educator Survey highlights ways leaders can support teachers

Aug. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt partnered with the Tennessee Department of Education to evaluate teacher perceptions and monitor school climates and culture across the state.

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Preschoolers can do more math than you think

Aug. 16, 2019—More complex math concepts can be easily introduced through simple games and tasks at home, according to a new Vanderbilt report.

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Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat

Jul. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt study finds little ones need to interact with real, live humans in order to learn new information.

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Six years later, iZone schools see moderate gains; ASD schools have not improved

Jul. 16, 2019—According to a new Vanderbilt study, school turnaround strategies in Tennessee are not working as intended.

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Vanderbilt faculty earn $1.2M grant to support STEM majors who want to teach

Jul. 10, 2019—The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Vanderbilt to establish scholarships that serve the national need of recruiting and preparing high-quality STEM teachers for high-need school districts. 

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New dean of The Ingram Commons changing mindsets around math learning

Jun. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt professor and Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Melissa Gresalfi wants people to stop hating math. She's researching and teaching new ways to embrace the subject's potential for creativity.

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Vanderbilt among founders of EdPrepLab, new teacher and principal preparation initiative

Jun. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University is among 15 institutions in the country to serve as a founding program partner of the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab),a new initiative by the Learning Policy Institute and Bank Street Graduate School of Education. EdPrepLab is intended to help educator preparation programs ensure that new teachers and leaders enter the classroom able to provide...

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Black men in same-sex relationships seek church, internet, for support

Jun. 21, 2019—According to research by sociologist Sandra L. Barnes, many black men in same-sex relationships seek the church and online groups for spiritual support.

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Why are STEM students abandoning academic career paths?

Jun. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have found that many Ph.D. STEM students today do not pursue an academic career track because of the pressure-filled norms and culture of the tenure process.

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Goldring appointed ‘AERJ’ editor-in-chief

Jun. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt University professor Ellen Goldring has been appointed editor-in-chief of the American Educational Research Association’s flagship publication, the "American Educational Research Journal." She will head the editorial team for the journal's 2020–22 volume years.

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Ideas in Action – Recent books by Peabody Faculty

May. 15, 2019—Methods for Teaching in Early Education, First Edition (2019, Routledge) by Jennifer Ledford, PhD’12, assistant professor of special education; Justin D. Lane; and Erin E. Barton, PhD’07, associate professor of special education A comprehensive textbook offering a thorough introduction to early childhood teaching methods, this volume offers a particular focus on inclusive practices. Aligned with...

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Ideas in Action – Thought Leaders

May. 15, 2019—Peabody faculty members frequently contribute ideas to public discourse. Here is a selection from media mentions and appearances in recent months: Inc. Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, and David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, on their Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth The Chronicle of Higher...

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