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Huang, Yu-Ching – Schools: Studies in Education, 2020
This article shares three main lessons the author learned from her correspondence with Vivian Gussin Paley. Early on, the author wrote Mrs. Paley about how she discovered the meaning of story acting for visually impaired children. The act of sharing her thoughts with Mrs. Paley showed her the power of writing to promote thinking. Equally important…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Story Telling, Thinking Skills, Drama
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Laufer, Matt; Butler-Vanderlinden, Emma; Carlin, Lindsay; Saker, Sophia; Taylor, Molly – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
The article documents the process by which four independent high school students from the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago and the faculty adviser of their school newspaper, "The Weekly" (a monthly), produced a daylong journalism symposium designed to promote and explore democratic education, student leadership, and professional…
Descriptors: High Schools, Journalism, Journalism Education, School Newspapers
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Carlough, Stacey – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Teacher development does not stop when a degree is earned--at that point, it has barely taken flight. Real teacher growth happens when meaningful time and safe and authentic space are given to discussing and refining practice under the guidance of a pedagogically and contextually experienced mentor. Here, one teacher leader recounts her purposeful…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Leadership, Charter Schools, Urban Schools