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My First Great Mentor Teacher

4/17/17 by Timothy Dohrer

Dr. Tim Dohrer, our MSEd Program Director, reflects on his first great mentor and on the qualities that make a teaching mentor.

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Student Spotlight: Amanda White

1/10/17 by Amanda White

Amanda White is a current Northwestern MSEd student and a future Spanish language teacher. 

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Three Podcasts About Teaching I’m Thankful For

12/5/16 by Timothy Dohrer

Tim Dohrer recommends several helpful and inspiring education-related podcasts.

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Lemonade Out of Lemons: Making the edTPA Work at Northwestern

6/3/16 by Timothy Dohrer

MSEd director Tim Dohrer discusses the pros and cons of the edTPA. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Smith

6/1/16 by Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith is a 2014 MSEd graduate in secondary mathematics.

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Alumni Spotlight: Sara Fliehman Levinstein

4/29/16 by Sara Fliehman Levinstein

Sara Fliehman Levinstein is a 2009 MSEd graduate in Secondary English.

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Coaching Conference

5/4/16 by Alison Gordon

Register now for the NU Educational Coaching Network's second annual conference on Thursday, April 21, 2016. 

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Charter School Debate: November 2015

1/26/16 by Timothy Dohrer

Tim Dohrer gives a brief overview of the charter school debate that took place this past November, and provides a link to a video of the debate for those who missed it.

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How to Build a Teacher

12/17/15 by Timothy Dohrer

MSEd director Tim Dohrer discusses teacher preparation and what he believes are the essential building blocks that create a great teacher. 

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Always Leave Them Wanting More

10/22/15 by Brad Wadle

Following his last post on lifelong learning, Brad Wadle discusses how to feed students' curiosity without stifling it.

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What Does Lifelong Learning Mean in a K-12 Environment?

10/15/15 by Bradley Wadle

Bradley Wadle is the assistant director of the MSED Program. In this article, he ponders whether the dispositions necessary for lifelong learning need to be created in our students, or if those dispositions already exist and merely need to be preserved. 

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The Act of Teaching

2/6/15 by Timothy Dohrer

MSEd Director Timothy Dohrer pulls back the curtain for a glimpse into the act of teaching in his latest blog post. 

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The Push and Pull of Cultural Differences: Presentation by Dr. Hazel Rose Markus

1/29/15 by Timothy Dohrer

Cultural differences are part of our daily lives, and researchers at Stanford University are trying to better understand how those differences interact and make us who we are. Leading those efforts is Dr. Hazel Markus, who spoke to 100 audience members on Friday, January 24, at Northwestern University’s McCormick Foundation Forum.

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Leading from the Front of the Classroom

1/8/15 by Timothy Dohrer

Timothy Dohrer, director of the Master of Science in Education Program, recently attended the first Teach to Lead summit on teacher leadership. In his post, he explores the expanding definition of teacher leadership and its integral role in transforming schools. 

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The State of Teacher Education

11/14/14 by Timothy Dohrer

Recently, teacher preparation programs across the country have reported drops in their enrollment. As director of the Master of Science in Education Program, Timothy Dohrer tries to grapple with this emerging issue in his most recent essay.

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Get to Know the edTPA: An Interview with Rebekah Stathakis

11/11/14 by Rebekah Stathakis and Charles Stone

At Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Education Program (MSEd), we are always striving to improve how we prepare teachers for success. Teacher candidate assessment is a fundamental part of that process. Earlier this fall, we talked with Rebekah Stathakis (BS02), Northwestern alumna and MSEd staff member, about a new assessment, the edTPA portfolio. 

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Philosophy of Education: The Reason I Am a Teacher

9/23/14 by Timothy Dohrer

Earlier this year, ASCD put out this request: "In 200 words or less, tell us about a teacher who made a big difference in your life." Here is the response from the director of the Master of Science in Education Program, Timothy Dohrer.

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The Power of Education

8/27/14 by Timothy Dohrer

This is a draft of the address Timothy Dohrer delivered at the Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies Convocation on June 21, 2013. As a graduate of the program himself (MA, English, 1995), it was an opportunity to congratulate the students for accomplishing this monumental undertaking and get them thinking about using their new skills and knowledge to give back to their community. There is power in education. The question is: how do we use it?

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