Doron Zinger

Guest Blogger

STEM Teacher Educator


Doron Zinger Ph.D. is a STEM teacher educator focused on preparing teachers who will be social justice-focused change agents in schools. He is the director of the UC Irvine CalTeach program, a 4-year STEM bachelors and preliminary credential program. Doron also teaches in the program and has worked extensively in developing a culturally responsive, and anti-racist socially just curriculum and instruction.

Doron was formerly a high school science teacher and school administrator in Santa Ana and Coachella. He researches and studies how novice science and math teachers learn and develop their teaching identities.


Posted Sep. 16, 2021

It’s Time to Dump Deficit-Based Data

As the school year begins, we hear lots of deficit-laden words like “Title I,” “tough,” “low-income,” and “low-achieving” to describe…

By Doron Zinger

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Posted Nov. 18, 2021

If You’ve Been Silent About Child Justice, We Need You Now More Than Ever

We have a problem. The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a storm of challenges in policy and practice for public education; it also…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Current Events Put Racism on Display, No Matter How Hard Some Try to Hide It

In the words of Mugatu, I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. Defense lawyers in the trial seeking justice for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 23, 2021

Not Every Kid Looks Forward to Holiday Breaks

As a kid, I didn’t look forward to the holidays as much as my classmates did because it meant more time in a home that…

By Kelly D. Holstine

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