Reaching Forward - Online COEL Magazine
Forward serves as a tool for sharing news, promoting
programs, recognizing individuals connected to the college, and extending the
reach of Stritch's Franciscan values beyond the classroom and into the
content informs, challenges and entertains readers, and is meant to build
connections, instill pride and reflect the academic rigor of the College of
Education and Leadership.
the Fall 2012 issue
- pg. 3 - Dean’s Message: Dr. Freda R. Russell
5 - Stritch launches new brand, logo and website
- pg. 7 - Two
teacher candidates win scholarships
- pg. 8 - Student Voices: Reflections on Becoming a
- pg. 10 - COEL Voices
- pg. 11 - COEL Advisory Board Update
- pg. 12 - Bridging Theory and Practice: Searching
for Best Practices
- pg. 14 - Five Things I Believe About Leadership
- pg. 15 - Five Books Every Leader should read
- pg. 17 - Editorial: Leadership Lessons from
Exercise Boot Camp
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collective vision of the College of Education and Leadership is to create,
implement, sustain and support exemplary models and practices in education and
leadership that meet the needs of local, state, regional, national and
- Spring 2012
- Resources: Making the Most of Talk in the Classroom and Workplace - Speed Dialogue, Talking Heads, and Turn and Talk are three strategies for promoting talking among individuals, from age six to 60-plus, that are novel and easy to implement in classrooms. Using these tools, students can discuss ideas, concepts, or something they just learned.
- Fall 2011
- Resources: Adjective Moebius
Strip and Word Bank: This word bank and writing
activity is useful in helping PK-12 students describe themselves or
characters they read about. This can also help students and teachers
learn each other's names, which builds a sense of community in
- Spring 2011
- Resources: “Report on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for
Improved Student Learning”
This report, by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
(NCATE), recommended 10 design principles for teacher education programs.
“Professional Development in the United States: Trends and
document, by the National Staff Development Council, outlines the findings of a
study on the professional development of educators.3-2-1 Contact: This document outlines four prompts
that require students to read assigned text in order to complete the activity.
this strategy because it organizes their thoughts about the reading assignment.
It facilitates student construction of meaning because prompts are a balance
between what is in the text and the student’s background knowledge and
experience. Instructors like this strategy because it becomes the basis for
class discussion.Effective SMART Board
document provides information on evaluation and coaching of effective SMART Board
instruction in the classroom.