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Today is National Kindergarten Day. This is a great day to celebrate and be thankful for everything that kindergarten and our kindergarten teachers taught us and our children. 

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Explore how the power of the spoken and written word can construct and deconstruct opportunities for learning, liberation, and transformative power for urban youth.


Today is National Kindergarten Day. This is a great day to celebrate and be thankful for everything that kindergarten and our kindergarten teachers taught us and our children. 

Explore how the power of the spoken and written word can construct and deconstruct opportunities for learning, liberation, and transformative power for urban youth.

Curriculum and Instruction Clinical Associate Professor Haydée Rodriguez takes a group of pre-service bilingual/bicultural education students on community walks to help the students learn about the various resources, history, and people that exist in the communities in which their students live.

Urban farming. Urban outfitters. Urban music. What does “urban” look like, sound like, feel like? What is “urban” code for? Depends on who you ask, and what you’re talking about. Within certain contexts the utterance of “urban” connotes a degree of cache and currency, but it just as easily can

Child-centered learning is a departure from classrooms in which children are compelled to sit at desks and receive information rather than be active participants, and it can challenge the way some educators have been taught to instruct young students.

Rooted in indigenous traditions, restorative practices are a humanizing approach toward education.

According to Education Psychology Professor Aaron Rochlen, music and pop culture might play a larger role in preparing counselors than you may think.

Special Education Associate Professor Sarah Powell creates short videos for YouTube that offer tools and strategies on a variety of math topics.

"My students and their families have important stories to share," says Assistant Professor of Language Tracey Flores, "and writing has the power to build community and solidarity."

Two College of Education Curriculum and Instruction doctoral students are building the "21st century skills" of K-12 students in Taiwan schools.

Join Professor Keffrelyn Brown as she discusses problems with educators’ use of the “at risk” label. She hopes to challenge how educators and policymakers think about the label, so that it can be used more equitably. Brown is the Maxine Foreman Zarrow Endowed Faculty Fellow in Education in the Department of

A public-private partnership among philanthropists, the College of Education, and Austin Independent School District is benefitting educators and kids.

In an interview with Language and Literacy Studies Professor James Hoffman, he discusses how he and UT San Antonio professor Misty Sailors are using their teaching expertise to build relationships with and support local educators in Mozambique.

Curriculum and Instruction Associate Professor Allison Skerrett has been a part of the International Council of Education Advisors in Scotland since 2016. Skerrett discusses how this experience has impacted her research and its potential to impact education in Scotland and the world.

The media, specifically television and movies, are one way we receive messages about college, college-going, and the experiences and value of college. These images and depictions are created by people who have and haven’t experienced college life. Yet, those similar and repeated images contribute to perceptions of college for the

Juarez Girls Rising provides a counter-narrative to popular conceptions of Juarez, Mexico, and a guidepost for school communities who want to foster agency and resistance in the face of violence.

Pre-service teachers use read-alouds to promote anti-racist curriculum. “I like to read about people different from me because I get to learn about different cultures,” says one student.

Deputy Director of the Center for STEM Education Carol Fletcher joins Talking Eds to talk about how they got WeTeach_CS off the ground by applying their methods of training math and science teachers to computer science.

As we close out Black History Month, it’s an important opportunity to take a look at examples of the work our faculty have done to expand research and support the success of African American students at all grade levels.

Join Special Education Clinical Assistant Professor Katie Tackett for this Discovery Minute as she describes how applying universal design principles to her classroom benefits all her students, whether or not they have an identified disability.

Melissa Wetzel, associate professor of language and literacy, shares research-based ideas about the literacy “crisis” and how understanding diverse literacies is a stronger educational approach.

Because of the foundational importance of literacy to education, teachers are increasingly expected to integrate reading across various subjects, including science. But choosing appropriate texts can be a challenge for teachers, who may not be well-versed in how to critically evaluate them.

In “Bridging the Political Divide: Educators on the Front Line," Soto spoke directly to over 100 educators in attendance about how what happens in their classrooms can help bridge a widening political and societal divide.

UT College of Education interviewed a few of teachers' most important stakeholders to see what they have to say about their teachers' performance. K-12 students chime in with some advice for new teachers to help them connect with their students.

Jennifer Keys Adair, Ph,D., is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Adair works with parents, teachers, administrators and young children to offer more dynamic and sophisticated learning experiences to children from resilient, marginalized communities in the US and globally. Her areas of

Here, Erin Rodriguez provides tips to caregivers and teachers to consider for helping children following a natural disaster.

Special education researchers are conducting a project using data as a reading fluency intervention.

The 300th certification belongs to Sandra Sexton, a teacher at Utopia ISD who teaches algebra, calculus, graphic design, computer science, and web design. Since Sexton teaches in a small rural district with only a few hundred students

For children, play is more than a tool for creativity; it is an essential mechanism by which kids learn. That’s why experts like UT College of Education Associate Professor Christopher Brown are alarmed by the sharp reduction in play time for schoolchildren as young as five and six years old.

The Ethnic Studies Agenda in Texas: Implications for Teacher Recruitment and Preparation

Parents of white children often shelter their kids from conversations about race and inequity. Early childhood educator Jenn Adair explains that children can handle the discussions, and how parents can approach those conversations successfully.

Undergraduate elementary education majors transform into teacher leaders through their experience at the College of Education. They leave the program prepared to teach in and partner with diverse, urban communities, where both students and teachers never stop learning. Explore one such place you can go after graduation.

Latinas comprise only 2 percent of the STEM industry. Kimberly Gonzales, M.A.’12, is doing her part to increase diversity in her field.

As a student Gilma Sanchez and her family faced traumatic hardships that went unnoticed by teachers. Now an elementary school principal, she prioritizes nurturing the whole student.

Louis Harrison, professor, and Anthony Brown, associate professor have created and launched a first-ever repository for research into the education of black males. The Black Male Education Research Collection (BMERC) provides a comprehensive compilation of peer-reviewed scholarly articles

This June, classrooms at Houston Elementary in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) were brimming with eager third graders who were excited to read, write, and report about all things related to water. “The Austin area experienced major flooding over the Memorial Day holiday,”

Three special education professors discuss ways to support the learning of students with disabilities to avoid the summer slide.

Former math teacher and current learning technologies Ph.D. student reflects on how even underrepresented students who are highly proficient at math and science can miss out on STEM opportunities.

Three professors share how they challenge and prepare students to think about leadership in education—from early childhood on up.

High school teachers and students are learning to program side by side, thanks to a collaboration between the Center for STEM Education and STEMed Labs.

Two Latina Students Beat Incredible Odds to Reach Educational Goals and Give Back.

The College of Education and an Austin Nonprofit Develop a Winning Partnership

His energy is legendary in the college. Over the entirety of his professional career in higher education, the Ruben E. Hinojosa Regents Professor, director of the Center for STEM Education and principal investigator for the Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching (TRC) has helped drive the College of

Three College Of Education student-teacher pairs open up about the value of mentorship and collaboration.

If caring is the topsoil of mentorship, Richard Reddick has devoted his career to mining the subsurface for what it really takes to support minority students.

Mentoring partnerships support preservice and current educators.

February 11, 2015 Teachers are leaving their jobs in record numbers. To find out why, studies have focused on how structural factors, like the type of school in which a teacher works, contribute to job dissatisfaction. But University of Texas at Austin educational psychologist Christopher McCarthy recently conducted a survey of

Three experts describe how well-implemented, intelligently used technology can improve education.

To maintain our ranking as one of the top-rated U.S. education programs we have to do a lot of things right. We balance the rigorous disciplines of instruction and research while striving to maintain such core values as diversity, discovery, innovation and leadership. But there's one unifying theme to this