Communities of Practice

Educational policy makers, philanthropic foundations, and school reformers have struggled for years with the difficulty of improving the quality of public education, especially among the most economically distressed districts. In[...]

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Teachers have shown remarkable endurance in the face of all the twists and turns created by the COVID pandemic.  Sometimes the exhaustion is overwhelming and a good cry is in[...]

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So many teachers have talked about how much they miss the in-person contact with students. Feelings of care and concern are so much more difficult to convery through on-line forums.[...]

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Let's end January with a look to the future. What are we learning as a result of the pandemic? What ideas do we need to carry forward to make our[...]

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The image connected with this post was created by nationally renown cartoonist and maze-maker Joe Wos. At our request, he created a maze to illustrate the difficulties of navigating the[...]

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In the spring of 2021, we invited educators and students to submit short reflection on the experience during the COVID pandemic. Over the next weeks, we will be posting responses[...]

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We are reposting the following reflection by Darrah Rhinehart, becuase she captures so nicely her struggle between the perfectionist she strives to be and the realistic limits imposed by uncontrollable[...]

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Welcome to the Scholar-Practitioner Nexus. This website is an outgrowth of our book, On Being a Scholar-Practitioner: Wisdom in Action.  In the book, we stress the importance of Communities of[...]

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The S-P Nexus Store is now open with items that feature mazes created by Joe Wos, nationally acclaimed cartoonist and maze maker. We commissioned Joe to create mazes that would[...]

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    Art educator Wendy Milne created this sketch to express her experience of teaching during the first year of the COVID pandemic. Many hoped that by the Fall of[...]

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Ravitch, Diane. Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools. New York: Alfred A. Knopp, 2020. Slaying Goliath This book is must reading for anyone[...]

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Santoro, Doris A. Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay (Cambridge: Harvard Education Press, 2018). Demoralized  The author draws upon interviews with beginning and[...]

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From Moment to Meaning Piantanida, M., Llewellyn, M.J., McMahon, P.L. From Moment to Meaning: The Art of Scholar-Practitioner Inquiry. (Pittsburgh, Learning Moments Press, 2020). This book is grounded in the[...]

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Tananis, Cynthia A., editor. An Invitation to Study Group: A Collection of Think Pieces. Pittsburgh: Learning Moments Press, 2020. Invitation to Study Group When individuals enter a university, they enter[...]

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