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Student Research

Student Research Showcase

Our commitment to lifelong teaching and learning demands an engagement in a study of pedagogy that links the insights of theory and experience to best practices. Our students have demonstrated this in research that impacts the development of today's students from early childhood through adolescence.

We hope that sharing these projects brings insights and learnings to not only fellow peers and teachers but also parents and caregivers nationwide.

Support for Early Adolescent Educators

As part of their Youth Cultures Inquiry Project, students in Professor Clayton's Middle School Course 523 researched topics pertaining to early adolescence, guided by an important issue impacting youth. It resulted in the creation of websites that future educators can use as resources for years to come. Below are a few stellar examples.

The Dangers of Social Media: A look at how social media affects adolescent girls’ identities and self-esteem

By: Elizabeth Holmes