Best Should Teach Awards 2019

Who is your most inspiring CU Boulder educator? A campus-wide call for Best Should Teach nominations

Feb. 23, 2021

Who are your most inspiring educators at CU Boulder? The Best Should Teach Awards honor faculty, graduate teachers, and K-12 teachers at the annual CU Boulder Best Should Teach Ceremony. Student nominations are a key consideration of the selection process, and 2021 nominations are due Friday, April 16.

Mentor teacher video

Video: Giving thanks to our mentor teachers and student teachers

Feb. 16, 2021

In these unusual times, the School of Education is beyond grateful for our school partners and mentor teachers, who are helping student teachers navigate challenging times with strength, joy, and creativity in their classrooms. Each teaching team has a unique story. We asked some student teachers and their mentors what their partnership has meant to them, and here is what they shared.

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CU Teach students find community and purpose working in virtual classrooms

Jan. 12, 2021

With many K-12 schools switched to remote or hybrid learning settings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CU Teach partner schools and teachers have been particularly grateful to have support from CU Boulder students. The one-credit Step 1 (EDUC 2020) and Step 2 (EDUC 2030) education courses invite CU Boulder STEM majors to explore teaching and work with elementary classrooms.

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2020: The year in review video

Dec. 31, 2020

As challenging as this year has been, we have a lot to celebrate as 2020 comes to a close and 2021 begins. Here are just some of our top highlights from the CU Boulder School of Education's year, and we look forward to new possibilities in the coming year. We officially moved into the renovated Fleming building, adapted learning and working environments for safety, recommitted to justice, and more.

Public Achievement leaders

Young people make their voices heard online amid pandemic

Dec. 18, 2020

Youth leaders in the Public Achievement program are navigating uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve discovered new ways to express themselves through digital tools, including a series of webinars covering some of the biggest issues affecting their lives — voting rights, the Black Lives Matter movement, COVID-19 health inequities, and more.

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Watch now: 2020 Ed Talks centered educators' voices, experiences, and visions for the future

Nov. 30, 2020

This fall, CU Boulder's Ed Talks centered educators' voices and visions for the future. From a first-year teacher to a co-founder of an innovative new school, speakers shared how they are sustaining and supporting themselves, their colleagues, their students, and their communities in these challenging times. Watch the special virtual event in its entirety or view individual talks online.

Puksta scholars

Puksta Scholars: Working together toward a more just and equitable future

Giving students the opportunity to serve as catalysts for change in their communities, the Puksta Scholars program at CU Boulder is a competitive scholarship supported by the Puksta Foundation. For me, the Puksta Scholars program provides a beautiful look into the compassionate side of our humanity as the community comes...

Garrett Cease rock climbing

Learning the ropes

Rock climber uses wellness techniques in teaching At the start of every class, Garrett Cease leads a group of sixth graders in a 30-second meditative moment. Encouraging the class to take three deep breaths together, he asks his students to sit quietly for a moment and observe how they feel...

Oakland international

The call for community schools

Blurring the lines between supportive schools and thriving communities As a teenager walking the halls of her suburban, middle-class high school, Julia Daniel witnessed injustices and unequal access to educational programs despite her school’s outstanding college-readiness reputation. “There was an emphasis on critical thinking and a lot of opportunities for...

2020 Scholarship Celebration

2020 Scholarship Celebration celebrates and honors our students and supporters

Oct. 26, 2020

On Oct. 20, around 100 faculty, staff, donors, and students and their families gathered virtually to honor scholarship and fellowship recipients and supporters at the 2020 School of Education Scholarship Celebration. Warmest congratulations to all our scholarship award recipients and to the supporters who make so much possible.