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 Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

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