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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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Top Stories

WORKABLE IDEAS TO DECREASE TEACHER SHORTAGES IN TEXAS



In D magazine’s “Learning Curve” blog, Simmons Dean David Chard and Alex Hales, executive director of Teach for America Dallas-Fort Worth, write about how large teacher shortages in Texas need to be addressed seriously. By having institutions such as TFA, the Simmons School, state-wide education colleges, school districts and other teaching organizations tackle the problem together, good results could occur. Read more here.

SARAH FEUERBACHER OFFERS EXPERTISE ON PARENTING STYLES



Sarah Feurerbacher, director of Simmons’ Center for Family Counseling, SMU Plano, comments on differing parenting styles in CBS11’s story on “free range” parenting. See story. 

GLOBAL HEALTH STUDENTS COMPETE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS FOR DALLAS NONPROFITS



As part of Simmons’ Global Health class taught by Professor Eric Bing, students were asked to compete in teams to examine and solve challenges faced by two of the city’s nonprofits, Resource Center and Brother Bill’s Helping Hand. Two winning teams presented ideas to increase medical care at Brother Bill’s and to extend behavioral health counseling run by Simmons at Resource Center. Students were mentored by consultants in McKenzie & Company, Bain, and the Boston Consultant Group. Read more.