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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

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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

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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

Education on the Edge - Tina Payne Bryson

February 19, 2016

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The CTL presents Tina Payne Bryson, speaking on “The Whole-Brain Child in the Classroom”.

In their New York Times bestseller THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD, Tina Bryson and Dan Siegel introduce parents and other caregivers to practical strategies based on cutting-edge brain science. A central principle of the book is that the strategies can help parents not only survive difficult moments with their kids, but actually use those very moments to help their children thrive. In this presentation, Dr. Bryson will take this central concept and apply it to teacher-student interactions. The best teaching strategies are the ones that not only help instructors maintain order and cover material effectively, but that also challenge kids to become all that they’re meant to be. Read more

High School Heroes

November 30, 2015

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Lately, Steve Holle has been working with Junior Achievement and their innovative High School Heroes program. Junior Achievement’s (JA) High School Heroes Program (HSHP) affords a unique opportunity for high school students to experience hands-on teaching in an elementary school classroom. After completing comprehensive training by a JA representative, participants received a grade-level appropriate teaching kit containing all the necessary materials to successfully deliver five common core standards-based interactive lessons. Read more

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