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Dawn Castagno-Dysart

Dawn Castagno-Dysart

Dr Dawn Castagno-Dysart is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education with the Rochester Education Department (RED) in Rochester, Minnesota. Dawn leads pre-service teachers through both literacy and STEM-based courses and supervises clinical practices imbedded within those courses. Dawn also teaches a literacy based summer course which prepares graduate teachers for literacy instruction they will encounter in their early teaching career. Her research is focused on culturally relevant pedagogy, climate and culture of schools and the impact of teacher self-efficacy, and gender roles and stereotypes. Before becoming an assistant professor, Dawn held positions as elementary teacher, district-wide literacy specialist, and adjunct professor.

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The importance of instructional scaffolding
The importance of instructional scaffolding

Through an instructional scaffolding model, today’s article explores the importance of students taking responsibility for their learning and provides a practical framework for cultivating student independency and interdependency in the learning process.

Learner persistence – the productive struggle
Learner persistence – the productive struggle

In today’s reader submission, teacher educators Dr Dawn Castagno-Dysart and Dr Bryan Matera consider the importance of learner persistence and the role of both teacher and student in the ‘productive struggle’.


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