Zoi A. Traga Philippakos, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee

Zoi A. Traga Philippakos, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of theory and practice in teacher education (TPTE) at the College of Education at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include reading and writing instruction for students in K to 12 and postsecondary education, genre-based strategy instruction, self-regulation, motivation and approaches to professional development for classroom teachers.

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Posted Apr. 8, 2020

If We Want Citizens Who Are Critical Thinkers, We Need to Support Them in Becoming Readers and Writers

In March, the National Education Policy Center published a policy statement claiming that policymakers “should realize there is no settled…

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Posted Jan. 21, 2022

As #MeTooK12 Turns 4, Students Can’t Wait for Adults to Make Change

This January marks the fourth anniversary of #MeTooK12, a campaign spotlighting the widespread sexual harassment and assault millions of students experience each day. Although statistics…

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

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