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Survey: Improve teaching experience to improve learning
July 10, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Adesope-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Student achievement has less to do with testing than with teaching, according to researchers from across the world, including Washington State University.

Alumna earns top California teacher award
December 12, 2013

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Pack-80PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – She hasn’t been out of college 10 years yet, but Washington State University alumna Jessica Pack is one of five teachers, out of 300,000 statewide, recently named a California teacher of the year.

Teachers-to-be explore use of informal STEM resource
November 20, 2013

stem-teachers-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A nationwide demand for STEM-ready employees and emphasis on STEM education means elementary teachers must teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics – even if they have little expertise, or experience, in some of those subjects.

Relationships influence children’s stress levels
November 14, 2008

PULLMAN—Stress levels for children at child-care depends not only on the qualities of the teacher and the classroom, but also on the nature of the children’s relationship with their caregivers. That’s the finding of a new study conducted by WSU researcher Jared Lisonbee and his colleagues at Auburn University, Washington State Department of Early Learning and Pennsylvania State University.

The study measures the level of the stress hormone cortisol in children in child- care. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone in humans, tends to be at its highest levels in the early morning and gradually declines over the course of … » More …

Attend a socratic conversation on researcher voice and research dissemination
November 3, 2008

Professor Pauline Sameshima will be leading a discussion centered around her recent work, Awakening to Soma Heliakon: Encountering Teacher-Researcher-Learning in the 21st Century, on Nov. 4 in the Brian Library from 3:00-4:00 p.m.


The event is open to all. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend to take advantage of the occasion for collaborative learning.


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WSU faculty will learn from the best
September 6, 2007

PULLMAN – A proven grant-writing master will coach WSU faculty in how to create successful proposals during upcoming seminars and a workshop.

Stephen Russell, a winemaker and academician whose successful proposals continuously funded his cancer research for more than 25 years, will present seminars in Pullman and via videoconferencing to WSU statewide. As university department heads, he and his partner in Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops LLC began tutoring their faculty in grant writing; their success spawned their full-time business.

“Many faculty are age 42 or 44 before they get their first NIH R01 award  because they must learn how to write successful proposals as … » More …

Passing it on
November 10, 2006

Terrell Young’s goal is to learn each college student’s name by the first day of class. And his interest continues long after they’ve graduated and have classrooms of their own. “I think that involvement is very important,” said the associate professor of teaching and learning at WSU Tri-Cities. “I hear regularly from dozens of my former students with updates of their lives.”One former student, Vida Zuljevic, is the librarian at Robert Frost Elementary School in Pasco. While earning her teaching certificate and master’s degree in literacy education, she took five courses from Young.“He was very motivating and inspiring,” she said. “He is an exemplary teacher … » More …

Poetry reading remembers WSU poet, teacher April 13
April 5, 2005

Poetry written by the late Ruth Slonim will highlight an April 13 program to remember the popular Washington State University English faculty member, who died Feb. 16 at the age of 87.The event, which will take place at 3 p.m. in Avery Hall’s Bundy Reading Room, “honors the long and productive career of Ruth Slonim at WSU and in the national community of teachers, scholars and writers,” said George Kennedy, chair of the Department of English.Student musicians from the Department of Music will play before and after the readings from some of Miss Slonim’s poetry. The readers include Virginia Hyde, a now retired WSU English … » More …