Upcoming Events

 January 22: Simmons School Annual Luminary Awards Ceremony
 February 2: 2015 Advanced Placement Summer Institute Registration Opens
 February 5-6: Dispute Resolution: "The Mediator Mindset: Asking Questions that Promote Understanding, Collaboration and Resolution"
 February 12: Teaching and Learning Information Session
 February 28: Sampling Simmons: "Lone Star Art Stars: Contemporary Texas Artist Take a Stand"
 March 17: Sampling Simmons: "Curing Dyslexia: What is Possible?"
 March 24: Dispute Resolution Information Session
 April 7: Education Policy and Leadership: Higher Education Information Session
 April 15: Sampling Simmons: "Gender, Intimacy, and Power: The Bedroom Turned Inside Out"
 April 22: Teaching and Learning Information Session
 May 7-8: Dispute Resolution: "Dealing with Entrenched Belief Systems and Strong Emotion in High Conflict Situations"
 May 18: Teaching and Learning Information Session
 May 19: Sampling Simmons: "Sibling Rivalry: Why are sometimes the Closet Relationships the Most Conflict Ridden?"

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Faculty News

JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION PUBLISHES WILHELM'S STUDY




Simmons Assistant Professor Annie Wilhelm publishes her latest article in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Volume 45.

She discusses, “Mathematics teachers’ enactment of cognitively demanding tasks: Investigating links to teachers’ knowledge and conceptions,” with Samuel Otten from the University of Missouri in the Math Ed Podcast here.

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SIMMONS RECOGNIZES THREE EDUCATION ADVOCATES WITH 2015 LUMINARY AWARDS




The Simmons School is pleased to honor President Michael Sorrell, Paul Quinn College; The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; and Big Brothers Big Sisters for their education advocacy impacting children and youth. They will be recognized with the 2015 Luminary Awards, January 22, on the SMU campus. Created to highlight extraordinary commitment to improving people’s lives through education, the Luminary Awards were launched in 2009.

Read more about this year’s recipients here.

DIRECTOR OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION OFFERS VIEW OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT




Betty Gilmore, lecturer and director of the dispute resolution program at SMU Simmons, writes about solitary confinement in U.S. prisons in this op-ed published in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

SIMMONS STUDENTS REFLECT ON EDUCATION POLICY IN TWO OP-ED PIECES




Two SMU students, Anna Norkett and Rahfin Faruk, blogged for an education policy class in Simmons with Bill McKenzie, editorial director for the George W. Bush Institute. As a bonus, they published op-ed pieces in The Dallas Morning News. To read Norkett’s piece on the culture of expectations in classrooms, click here. And to read Faruk’s piece on communication and collaboration in school systems, click here.