Youth Development Insight
Our faculty & educators blog about issues in the field
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The more I research and study the facets of teaching, the more I am aware that we as educators don't always apply the same methods of reflection on ourselves as we do to the youth we serve. Do we study to be scholarly teachers? Do we understand the scholarship of teaching as it pertains to our professional development and promotion? Do we take the time to dive deep into reflection to become experts in our teaching?...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
"Inquisitive minds are the safeguards of our democracy, now and forever." - John Barell John Barell, in his book Developing More Curious Minds, tells stories of how the adults in his life nurtured curiosity: his mother, who at the close of a day always asked him not "What did you learn at school today?" but rather: "Did you ask a good question today?" His grandfather often began a sentence with the words: "Johnny, have you ever wondered..."...
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To fully address youth's learning and gaps in academic performance, we need to redefine educational excellence in a global society. At this symposium, Dr. JuanCarlos Arauz will share a framework for creating a rigorous inclusive environment with a diverse community. He will discuss how to reframe the concept of equity issues from a deficit approach to an asset-based approach by identifying the skills young people gain from their diverse life experiences and translate them into success within and beyond the classroom.
Oct. 2, 2014, 8:30 a.m. -12 noon