The TeachingWorks journal club supports teacher education researchers’ and practitioners’ learning by
exploring the latest research published in peer-reviewed journals. Meetings are focused on disseminating specific information as efficiently as possible.

Journal clubs have been used in other fields as a way of helping faculty members and students stay abreast of new research. The TeachingWorks journal club focuses on recent research in teacher education and its application to practice. A different faculty member, staff member, or graduate student leads each meeting, selecting two articles from a list of new pieces that have been published on teacher education. The leader summarizes the articles and leads a discussion with the group.

This year, the TeachingWorks journal club will cover the following journals:

  • Action in Teacher Education
  • American Educational Research Journal
  • Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
  • Elementary School Journal
  • Equity and Excellence in Education
  • Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy
  • Journal of Teacher Education
  • Teachers College Record
  • Teaching and Teacher Education
  • The New Educator
  • Urban Review

These brown bag meetings are open to all and will take place on the following Fridays in the TeachingWorks suite (U-M School of Education, 610 East University, Room 1005)

Fall 2017/Winter 2018:

September 22, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm, led by Shari Saunders and Alexandra Sherman - View PDF

November 17, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm, led by Bridget Maher and Brian Rowan - View PDF - View Handout - View Slides

February 23, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm, led by Joy Johnson and Matthew Ronfeldt - View PDF

April 6, 2018, 1:00-2:00pm, led by Deborah Rivas-Drake

One week before each meeting, a document containing abstracts and bibliographic information for recent articles about teacher education published in the journals above is uploaded to this webpage. Current documents can be found following the dates above. Archived documents can be found here.

Please contact Simona Goldin ( with any questions. If you are not a member of the U-M School of Education community, please register for the journal club listserve here.