MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Two decades ago, I coedited a book about how and where female educational researchers developed their passions for research. In all cases the women described how “learning from their lives” had motivated their work. In my own autobiographical chapter, I wrote about how “learning about learning” had motivated me—I was always intrigued by how people learn and how to improve that learning, both inside the classroom and out. I discussed how much I had often learned by watching my own children grow up and interrogating them about their learning experiences. My children always pushed me to think about new designs for learning and how schools might incorporate these new designs.