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California eyes teacher pay boosts to keep them in state

April 3, 2017

Dr. Vanessa Goodwin teaches students in the Special Education Program at Cal State Northridge, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo by Hans Gutknetcht from Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

Drs. Wendy Murawski, Vanessa Goodwin, and Mira Pak were recently featured in an article on efforts to increase the number of teachers in California’s schools — and keep them from fleeing the state, or the profession entirely, a few years in. “If there’s not a whole lot of support and they’re working long hours for low money, they leave the field,” said Wendy Murawski, the executive director and Eisner Endowed Chair of Cal State Northridge’s Center for Teaching and Learning. “Everybody comes in and wants to give 110 percent, but you can’t do that long term.”
Read the full story on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Teaching Those Who Teach ‘Exceptional Learners’

March 1, 2017

Special Education Teacher  from CSU Bakersfield sits with a Student

The CSU leads the way in preparing every new teacher to teach every student, regardless of a child's needs or challenges. One of the biggest shifts was including special needs students in the general student population—a new idea at the time. The concept has only grown since then. Read more

Entrepreneurship in the Field of Education

February 17, 2017

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When students begin their studies in education, few are exposed to startup culture or encouraged to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. As a result, the field can feel stagnant. This is at a time when we have the most need for the type of optimistic spirit that can propel education reform forward. Read more

Education on the Edge Presents: Scott Sampson

February 10, 2017

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The Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge presents the Education on the Edge speaker series. Dinosaur paleontologist and host of the PBS TV series, Dinosaur Train, Scott Sampson will speak on his latest research findings summarized in his book, How to Raise a Wild Child. Read more

Wendy Murawski and David Kretschmer Talk on Teacher Tone

January 9, 2017

Children in classroom

Exactly how a teacher’s tone of voice is being received by students is worth finding out, said Wendy Murawski, executive director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge. “There are teachers who are seen as far too critical or negative and they just don’t know it,” she said.
“I’ve known teachers who have been yellers and teachers who have been very, very soft-spoken,” said David Kretschmer, [professor of Elementary Education]. “Just as with the tone we use with anybody we’re conversing with – or the tone we use with a pet – it can have a powerful impact.”
Read the full article on EdSource.org

What Really Works! Conference 2017

December 19, 2016

What Really Works 2017 flyer

This year’s What Really Works in Education 2017 Conference is focused on Exceptional Learners. Our keynote speakers are Daniel Jocz, 2016 California Teacher of the Year, and Erica Rood, recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Each attendee will receive a hot-off-the-presses What Really Works With Exceptional Learners book from the Center for Teaching and Learning.  Read more

Temple Grandin is coming to CSUN!

December 15, 2016

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SOLD OUT! If you have never seen Dr. Grandin speak on her personal experiences with Autism and how individuals with autism see the world, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss!! Read more

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