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Teaching despite the odds

Emily Edwards loved school so much as a kid she assigned her siblings homework and took roll. While many discouraged her from pursuing her dream, Edwards persevered. Now, OSU alumni and donors are rallying to make a difference in future teachers’ lives.
Faculty recognized by School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences

Fri, Nov 06, 2020

The School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences (STLES) in the College of Education and Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University recognized six 2020 award recipients.

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Alumni Feature: Tess McAnally

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Tess McAnally graduated in 2018 with a bachelor's in secondary education and a social studies concentration. She teaches U.S. history and psychology in Bethany Public School District.

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Teacher Feature: Maggie Roberts

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Maggie Roberts graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science and a Secondary Teacher Certification. A two-year teaching veteran, Roberts currently teaches seventh-grade physical science and sixth-grade science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond, Okla.

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OSU student teachers and tutors adapt to distance learning

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Public school buildings across Oklahoma are closed due to coronavirus concerns. For student teachers and education majors teaching and tutoring for the first time, virtual learning is not only their “new normal,” it is their “first normal.”

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OSU professor partners with alumnus to promote foreign language education

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

While research shows foreign language classes prepare students for college and the workforce, nearly one-third of Oklahoma public high schools do not offer any foreign language for students, according to Oklahoma Watch. Many schools closing programs are unable to find teachers.

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Bryan Close Teaching Fund lifts the burden of student loans for one OSU graduate

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Recent Oklahoma State University graduate Justin Ratcliff knows first-hand the significant impact teachers can have on their students. It’s why he went into teaching. “I had a number of influential teachers and coaches in my life who made me understand that I was important and that I could do anything, even at times when I did not necessarily feel that way about myself,” Ratcliff said. “I want to be that person for someone else. I want to inspire, challenge and empower the students I come across.”

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Shedding light on local history: Teaching about the Tulsa Race Massacre

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Local teachers got some much-needed information and resources to help them teach their students about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, perhaps the darkest time in the city’s history. Nearly 20 teachers from Bartlesville, Glenpool, Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Union and other school districts took part in “Writing and Remembrance: Strategies for Teaching the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre” June 11-13 at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa.

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Teacher Feature: Adam Peterson

Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Adam Peterson graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science Education. A 13-year teaching veteran, Peterson currently teaches 10th through 12th grade earth and space science at Jenks High School in Jenks, Okla.

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Teacher Feature: Jennie Lowther

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Jennie Lowther graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in English Secondary Education and a Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Leadership. A nine-year teaching veteran, Lowther currently teaches eighth-grade English language arts at Will Rogers College Junior High in Tulsa, Okla.

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