“Wow! I never knew the back story of research articles.”

As experienced researchers, we take for granted the format of journal articles.  Our brains anticipate exactly what’s ahead.  Introduction, aims, lit review, methods. . . no surprises. Yet, new researchers experience an article quite differently.  Several years ago, a conversation among first-year students revealed their frustration. One student confessed, “I just looked for stuff I… Read More »

I like being involved in firsts.

At the end of September, we were fortunate to be a part of the inaugural Goldman Prize competition.  This was a competition that was put forth by the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh to encourage education students, alumni, and faculty to participate in innovative pursuits.  Supported by Richard and Renee Goldman, this… Read More »