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Peabody Pulse

The Peabody Pulse is a newsletter describing news of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Well: Jeff Greene on self-regulated learning

LEARN NC’s new blog, “The Well: Carolina research for your classroom,” published this morning a new article by Jeff Greene, assistant professor of educational psychology. The article, “Self-regulated, teacher-scaffolded: Employing self-regulated learning in the classroom,” stems from Greene’s research into self-regulated learning in “hyper-media” environments. Greene says that while today’s students grew up with Internet media, they still often struggle when trying to use it in their learning. His article includes observations for teachers using self-regulated learning when instructing students who are seeking information within Internet and other digital media. The article may be found here.


Xue Rong publishes book chapter with CCC alumna, student

Xue Lan Rong, professor of social studies education, has published, with a Culture, Curriculum and Change Ph.D. program graduate and a current CCC doctoral student, a chapter in the book “Promoting Social Justice for Young Children.” The chapter is entitled “Working with Immigrant Children of ‘Undocumented’ and ‘Mixed’ Families.” Rong’s co-authors are Liv Thorstensson D├ívila, an assistant professor in the College of Education at UNC-Charlotte, and doctoral candidate Jeremy Hilburn. More details about the book and chapter are available here.


Juan Carrillo making presentation, advising on book

Assistant Professor Juan Carrillo has been invited to make a presentation at the American Educational Studies Association Conference in St. Louis in November. Carrillo’s presentation is entitled, “Mexican-Origin Ghetto Nerds: Unpacking Intellectual Masculinities, Class, and the Politics of “Making-it.” Carrillo also has been asked by publisher Routledge to provide feedback on the upcoming book, “Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader,” edited by Antonia Darder, Rodolfo D. Torres, and Henry Gutierrez.


Tickets still available for documentary “Mitchell 20”

The School of Education, the Center for Teaching Quality and the NCAE are co-sponsoring an Oct. 26 showing of the documentary “Mitchell 20,” which describes efforts by the teachers of a school in Phoenix to improve their teaching based on the National Board Certified Teacher process. The documentary will be preceded by a reception and followed by a panel discussion. The event will be held at Varsity Theatre and begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but space is limited. Get a ticket online here.


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Oct. 26
SOE staff meeting
10 a.m.
Location to be announced

Oct. 26
‘Mitchell 20’ documentary
6 p.m.
Varsity Theatre

Nov. 2
SAC Brown Bag Lunch
Chancellor Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein on entrepreneurship and innovation
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