Professional Development

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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Chaz Shipman is the band director in a school district in Butler/Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania. Like so many teachers we know, the pandemic promoted him to evaluate his career and thinking[...]

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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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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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In this think piece, Dr. Megan Reister explores connections between the concept of scholar-practitioner and a self-initiated learning community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, professors at six institutions collaborated to provide[...]

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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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Said, Edward W. Representations of the Intellectual: The 1993 Reith Lectures (New York: Pantheon Books, 1994). Representations of the Intellectual Although this book is almost 30 years old, it may[...]

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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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