A feature story posted on KQED’s Mind/Shift, a website for “educators, tinkerers, policy makers, and lifelong learners,” is an in-depth look at the U-M School of Education's teacher education programs. The story begins with Deborah Loewenberg Ball, who explains, “Teaching is complex work that people actually have to be taught to do,” and goes on to elaborate on how SOE accomplishes it, through innovations in high-leverage teaching practices, development of student teaching interns, skill-building, and student teaching. In addition to Ball, several SOE educators are noted and quoted in the piece, including Tim Boerst, chair of Elementary Teacher Education; Professor Betsy Davis; and Elizabeth Moje, associate dean for research and community engagement.

Access the story, “What Core Skills Do Teachers Need to be Effective? here.