5 MLFTC faculty-published pieces you shouldn't miss


Trista Sobeck

Late 2017 and early 2018 ushered forth a new assortment of insightful scholarship, published in a variety of journals and books by our own faculty members. From evocative firsthand accounts of growing up and receiving an education in a socialist regime to resources for teachers to help students more proactively deal with ADHD in a digital age, you’ll want to hear from our distinguished faculty firsthand.

  1. Michelle Jordan: The Role of Classroom Teacher Social Capital in a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (Journal of Teaching in Physical Education)

    Associate Professor Michelle Jordan lends her research to this piece that examines classroom teachers’ involvement in a yearlong Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs. The study describes patterns of social interaction among teachers, administrators and families associated with the intervention and whether those interactions were associated with teachers’ program participation.

  2. Teresa Foulger: Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (Journal of Technology and Teacher Education)

    Associate Professor Teresa Foulger adds her work to a study that brought about Teacher Educator Technology Competencies, which all teacher candidates who wish to teach with technology should have according to the U.S. National Educational Technology Plan. Twelve competencies with criteria were identified and could be viewed as a first step to better address the integration of technology in teacher prep programs. 

  3. Iveta Silova (book editor): Childhood and Schooling in (Post)Socialist Societies: Memories of Everyday Life

    Iveta Silova, professor, and director of the Center for the Advanced Studies in Global Education presents a book which builds on firsthand experiences and research on schools and schools in socialist and postsocialist conditions.The narratives draw on memories, collective history, emotional insider knowledge and analytic perspectives.

  4. Juliet Hart Barnett: Helping Students with ADHD in the Age of Digital Distraction (Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services

    Associate Professor Juliet Hart Barnett creates a compelling piece about children who struggle with sustaining attention, including those who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Targeted environmental, organization and instructional techniques that include tech apps in everyday instruction and management can help teachers improve attention span and academic performance of all students. 

  5. Punya Mishra, Danah Henriksen (book): Creativity, Technology and Education: Exploring their Convergence

    Punya Mishra, associate dean of Scholarship & Innovation and Assistant Professor, Danah Henriksen offer this collection of insightful essays where they challenge myths about technology and creative. New ideas for school to care for and nurture, rather than constrain, creativity are discussed. This book also offers a definition of creativity, as well as ways of understanding the creative process.