When Tracy C. Missett first started working as a middle school social studies teacher, she ended up with a cohort of gifted students purely by chance. “I knew very little about gifted kids other than what my intuition told me,” she said. “It was wonderful, because everything I thought I knew about gifted kids was wrong.” A lot has changed since then. This summer, Missett took the helm as the new director of the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. (Photo by @danaddisonphotog & link in bio)
Dean Bob Pianta co-authored a study, which found that low-income students do not benefit from attending private schools. “The assumption that private schools are more effective in educating students and producing higher levels of achievement behavior is demonstrably ineffective and potentially harmful,” Pianta said. “In order to enable more low-income students to succeed and close achievement gaps, we must support comprehensive education reform of our public school system.” (Photo by @danaddisonphotog )
These two Curry students are ready for Orientation. Are you? Read the top 10 tips for summer orientation (link in bio). #retweet image courtesy of @em_montgo @uva
How can preschool teachers curb disruptive behavior before it hinders learning? A new @uva study evaluates the effectiveness of data-driven video consultation on teaching strategies. Link in bio!