Education research has a problem. The work of brilliant education researchers often doesn’t reach the practice of brilliant teachers. But the questions and challenges from teachers’ practice sometimes don’t become the work of education researchers. Classroom Caffeine is here to help. In each episode, listeners hear from a leading education researcher or practitioner who shares what they want others to know about their work. Each conversation offers new insights into teaching and learning.
A Conversation with AnnMarie Alberton Gunn
In this episode, Dr. AnnMarie Alberton Gunn talks to us about supporting kids and families, multiple pathways to finding reading success, and the need for diverse books in our classrooms and our worlds. AnnMarie is known for her work in multicultural education, multicultural literacies, and culturally-sustaining teaching pedagogies. She studies multicultural literature in teacher education, investigates the culturally-sustaining pedagogies in early childhood education settings, and studies the familial impacts of adult males who were incarcerated while developing literacy programs for adult male inmates. Dr. Gunn is an Associate Professor for Reading and Literacy Studies in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.
To cite this episode: Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Aug 27). A conversation with AnnMarie Alberton Gunn. (Season 3, No. 8) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests. DOI:10.5240/1C80-DD87-F0C8-5488-60C2-5
A Conversation with Victoria Damjanovic
Dr. Victoria Damjanovic talks to us about inquiry-based learning, childism, and the agency of young children. Tori is known for her work in the areas of early childhood development, teacher content and pedagogical knowledge, and equity in early childhood education. Dr. Damjanovic is an Assistant Professor in early childhood education and early childhood special education in the department of Teaching and Learning and Educational Specialties at Northern Arizona University.
To cite this episode:
Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Aug 16). A conversation with Victoria Damjanovic. (Season 3, No. 7) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests. DOI: 10.5240/876F-7D7C-2989-801A-BC99-J
A Call for Feedback
There are some exciting projects going on behind the scenes at Classroom Caffeine. In order to make the most of this work, we need your input.
We are looking to improve the content of our show notes, create playlists for learning about specific topics and ideas, enhance our episode tags on the website, and, as always, recruit guests YOU want to learn from.
In particular, we are interested to know:
What are your most challenging problems of practice? What topics do you wish we would explore that we have not yet? What ideas would you like for us to explore more deeply? What areas of your professional learning do you continuously look to grow? What do you really like about the show? What do you wish we would change or do differently?You can respond to any or all of these questions, or share your thoughts freestyle by leaving a voicemail or text massage at 1-941-212-0949 (your standard carrier rates may apply) or you can send an email to email@example.com.
A Conversation with Mark Dressman
Dr. Mark Dressman is known for his work in the improvement of educational theory, research, and practice, specifically in Secondary English and in Native Nations and international settings. His research projects have engaged multimodal texts including print, image, and sound as he works to help improve educational websites and multimedia. He has also engaged with poetry, social theory, literacy policy, literacy in school libraries, and English language acquisition. Dr. Dressman’s work has been sponsored by the Fulbright Foundation. His work has appeared in Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Curriculum Studies, and many times in Research in the Teaching of English. Dr. Dressman is the author of Using Social Theory in Educational Research: A Practical Guide, and, more recently, an editor of and contributor to The Handbook of Informal Language Learning and an author of the forthcoming English Language Learning in the Digital Age: Learner-Driven Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults with Wiley-Blackwell. He has also contributed to The Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Education, Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education, and Literacy Research Methodologies. Mark was formerly an editor of Research in the Teaching in English. Dr. Dressman was a Fulbright Senior Scholar working in Morocco to improve the teaching of English in universities and to study the informal English learning practices of university students. Dr. Dressman is Professor Emeritus in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and served as Professor and Chair of English at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
To cite this episode:
Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Aug 16). A conversation with Mark Dressman. (Season 3, No. 6) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests.DOI: 10.5240/21EB-4642-B607-113F-2CA3-S
A Conversation with Steve Graham
Dr. Graham is known for his work in writing development and writing instruction for both writers developing typically and writers with special needs. Steve has authored or co-authored over 300 journal articles, over 100 book chapters, 5 books, edited nearly 20 books or book series, and has contributed to reports for the International Literacy Association, the What Works Clearinghouse, and the Alliance for Excellence in Education. In 2021, he received the William S Gray Citation of Merit from the International Literacy Association and in 2018 he was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame. Dr. Steve Graham is a Regents and the Warner Professor in the Division of Leadership and Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.
To cite this episode:
Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Aug 2). A conversation with Steve Graham. (Season 3, No. 5) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests.DOI: 10.5240/84F9-75E9-365C-52B4-2CC8-8
A Conversation with Barbara Comber
Dr. Barbara Comber is known for her work in the areas of creative teaching pedagogy, critical literacy, poverty, and social justice. In particular, she studies the kinds of teaching practices that make a difference to young people's literacy learning trajectories and what gets in the way. Barbara has collaborated on and conducted a number of competitively funded research projects concerned with literacy development, teaching and socioeconomic disadvantage. Her work has appeared in Theory into Practice, Linguistics and Education, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The Reading Teacher, Curriculum & Inquiry, Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, Language Arts, Teaching Education, Critical Studies in Education, International Journal of Educational Research, Discourse, International Journal of Innovation in Education, Australian Geographer, Australian Educational Research, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, and many other journals. Her books include Literacy, Place, and Pedagogies of Possibility. She has co-edited a number of books including the International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture, Literacies in Place: Teaching environmental communications, Negotiating Critical Literacies in Classrooms, and Turn-around pedagogies: Literacy interventions for at-risk students. She has also authored or co-authored over 100 book chapters. Her work has been funded by the Australian Research Council, the Spencer Foundation, Myer Foundation, and Education Departments in Australia. Barbara has developed or contributed to language and literacy teacher education materials in a number of Australian states, the US and Canada. In 2015, she was elected member to the Reading Hall of Fame and in 2022, Barbara was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to education. Dr. Comber is an Adjunct Research Professor in the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion, Education Futures at the University of South Australia.
To cite this episode:
Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Jul 19). A conversation with Barbara Comber. (Season 3, No. 4) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests.DOI: 10.5240/17EC-F6B8-B7BC-9B04-1FE7-N
Amazing resource for educators
I just discovered this podcast because I have a Google scholar alert set for Peter Johnston and his podcast episode somehow got picked up by Google. What a delight it was to listen to him talk about his research, as always. And now I’ve gone and downloaded all the past episodes. Wow, it’s like a Who’s Who‘s list of significant and influential educational researchers. Can’t wait to listen to all the interviews. Thank you for offering this valuable resource to educators!