Rich Talk = Rich Learning

Jul 28, 2016

It may feel a little unusual to think that the more your students talk in class, the more they might learn. But that is just what we, researchers and professors at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, have found to be true. Constructive conversation and meaningful interaction throughout a lesson not only develop students’ crucial communication skills, but also give them a richer understanding of the content.

Magda Chia appointed to Understanding Language/SCALE

Jul 18, 2016

Understanding Language/Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (UL/SCALE) today announced the appointment of Magda Chia, Ph.D., as the Director for Strategy, Impact and Policy, effective July 18, 2016.  In her role, she will develop and execute collaborations with states and districts to advance coherent education policy and practice using the resources of UL/SCALE.  Given available

Join Us to Establish a Culture of Constructive Conversations in the Classroom!

Jun 28, 2016

New College-and-Career-Readiness standards emphasize the importance of speaking, listening, and conversing not only as a means for learning, but also as a valuable goal of learning. Starting August 2, Professor Kenji Hakuta and Drs. Jeff Zwiers and Sara Rutherford-Quach at Stanford Graduate School of Education will offer a short online professional development course, Effective Conversation in the Classroom: Preparing for Rich Talk in Every Lesson, to help teachers prepare for teaching students to have in-depth conversations about content area concepts and topics.

Kenji Hakuta in Stanford graduation speech: “Education is a great way to spend your life”

Jun 14, 2016

At commencement, Stanford education graduates are urged to heal social rifts, build community and marvel at the wonders of learning. Stanford Graduate School of Education’s commencement on June 12 marked an educational milestone for its students and celebrated the lifetime of joy and meaning that lies ahead with a career in education.