In our book, On Being a Scholar-Practitioner: Wisdom in Action, we propose six qualities comprising a stance of scholarly practice: pedagogical wisdom, theoretical understanding, contextual literacy, ethical stewardship, metacognitive reflection, and aesthetic imagination. In addition, we suggest that Scholar-Practitioners engage in communities of practice to further their own capacity for scholarly practice; to share the wisdom they have gained through thoughtful study of their practice; and to advocate for quality education. The resources provided in the S-P Library relate to one or more of these ideas. They are not the result of exhaustive reviews. Rather they are materials that have informed our thinking, inspired light bulb moments, or provide portals to other relevant resources.

Safe Schools for Alex

Alex Schacter was one of the 17 students killed during the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Since 2018, Max Schacter has worked tirelessly to improve school safety since his son's death. He has a number of initiatives intended to help school districts and personnel be better prepared to cope with threats and ensure a safer environment for learning.

PEAL Center

PEAL believes that all children, including children with disabilities and special health care needs, can learn and participate in their schools and communities. The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

Education Law Center

ELC is at the forefront of state-based efforts to improve school funding equity and secure essential resources for all students. Our strategies include litigation, policy development, capacity building, communications, data analysis and research. Our work is based on the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to learn.

American Educational Research Association

Mission The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

Anji Play

In Anji County, Zhejiang Province, China 14,000 children, ages 3 to 6, take part in a highly sophisticated curriculum of self-initiated, self-determined play, reflection and self-expression. Children build bridges with ladders and planks, run across oil drums and construct their environments with bricks and lumber and rope. Every day these same children watch videos of their play and discuss their discoveries and intentions and create complex drawings, schematics and symbolic writing systems. They attend public kindergartens filled with risk, love, joy, engagement and the deep participation of their families and communities. The approach is called Anji Play. The inventor is Ms. Cheng Xueqin.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Mission Statement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching aims to build a field around the use of improvement science and networked improvement communities to solve longstanding inequities in educational outcomes.

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

Vision and Mission The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) includes over 100 colleges and schools of education, which have committed resources to work together to undertake a critical examination of the doctorate in education (EdD) through dialog, experimentation, critical feedback and evaluation. Vision The Vision of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is to inspire all schools of education to apply the CPED framework to the preparation of educational leaders to become well-equipped scholarly practitioners who provide stewardship of the profession and meet the educational challenges of the 21st century. Mission The Mission of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is to strengthen, improve, support and promote the CPED framework through continued collaboration and investigation.


The Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment Lab (CREATE Lab) explores socially meaningful innovation and deployment of robotic technologies. We specifically aim to: Empower a technologically fluent generation through experiential learning opportunities in and outside of school. We define technology fluency has the confidence to author/creatively configure technology to pursue individual and collective goals. Empower everyday citizens and scientists with affordable environmental sensing and documentation instruments, and powerful visualization platforms for sense-making and sharing of gathered scientific data-to promote evidence based decision making, public discourse and action.

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Mission Our Mission is to distill the research on learning for faculty and graduate students and collaborate with them to design and implement meaningful educational experiences. We believe that combining the science and art of teaching empowers our colleagues to create the conditions for students to learn and, through this learning, transform their world.

Fred Rogers Center

MISSION Staying true to the vision of Fred Rogers, we help children grow as confident, competent, and caring human beings. BELIEFS The foundation of every child’s healthy development is the power of human connection. Whether we are parents, educators, media creators, or neighbors, each of us has unique and enormous potential to nourish children’s lives with positive interactions.


HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is an interdisciplinary community of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists changing the way we teach and learn. HASTAC has two mottos that define its core principles: "Changing the Way We Teach and Learn" and "Difference Is Our Operating System."

International Forum for Teacher Educator Development

InFo-TED is an international forum working to Promote professional development of teacher educators General aims of InFo-TED are to...
To develop and implement knowledge bases of teacher educators
Such knowledge bases promote common understanding about the kind of knowledge teacher educators need to have, addresses the diverse tasks and roles teacher educators fulfil, and addresses the diverse contexts in which teacher educators work.
To translate the knowledge bases into an international professional development programme
Such an international programme brings teacher educators across Europe and beyond together to work on core questions about teacher educators’ professional development. InFo-TED is organised as a collaborative programme and designed to build capacity of leading teacher educators who co-develop and evaluate professional development strategies to support the professional development of teacher educators nationally and locally.
To develop and implement supportive guidelines for induction and professional learning programmes
This goal aims at the development of web-based supportive guidelines and principles on how to support collaborative professional learning of teacher educators, taking into account their diverse roles and responsibilities within diverse settings.
To explore how an enduring international supportive structure can be implemented for professional development activities
The purpose of this goal is to explore how the knowledge bases, the study programme, and the guidelines for professional development can be implemented, maintained and further developed on the long term. This goal is about the sustainability.

Network for Public Education

This website was created by Diane Ravitch and her colleagues to continue their advocacy for public education and to oppose privitization initiatives that would channel tax payer dollars into the pockets of wealthy entrepreneurs.

Practitioner Inquiry Series

Teachers College Press seeks to open and expand the dialogue between theory and practice in education.

Remake Learning

Remake Learning is a network that ignites engaging, relevant, and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change.