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Seiki, Sumer; Gray, Pennie L. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2020
This article describes the ways transformative curriculum making led to the creation of an immersive urban classroom ecosystem installation in a second-grade classroom. Both teachers and students engaged in science-based learning experiences through this immersive installation. Students' sensory learning experiences yielded a robust ecological…
Descriptors: Ecology, Urban Schools, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Science
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Storm, Scott – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This essay examines the author's experiences with becoming a teacher-researcher-leader across many years within two contrasting urban public school contexts. The article works against a traditional "myth" that views teaching as de-professionalized, low-skill and instead argues for teaching as professional, collaborative, political, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Teacher Leadership
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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