SPU professors answer big questions in K–12 education

Ask anyone how to improve our schools, and you’ll be faced with a host of different suggestions — and even experts, backed by research, can disagree. At Seattle Pacific University, educators in training have a chance to go deep into research, learn best practices, and share knowledge with their peers. To give you a taste […]

By Hannah Notess

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Questions for Today’s Schools

Response is a print and online magazine for thoughtful Christians worldwide, rooted in the people, life, and mission of Seattle Pacific University.

Response is a print and online magazine for thoughtful Christians worldwide, rooted in the people, life, and mission of Seattle Pacific University. The magazine explores the encounter between education, faith, and culture, and is an informed voice for Christian engagement in the world.

Features

Should technology be used in schools? Illustration by Andy J. Miller
Features
Should technology be used in schools?

How can we stop bullying? Illustration by Andy J. Miller
Features
How can we stop bullying?

Should kids learn print or cursive? Illustration by Andy J. Miller
Features
Should kids learn print or cursive?

Illustration by Andy J. Miller
Features
Why is there a teacher shortage, and how can we solve it?

Illustration
Features
SPU professors answer big questions in K–12 education

What can we do about the school-to-prison pipeline? Illustration by Andy J. Miller
Features
What can we do about the school-to-prison pipeline?

Teacher of the Year Camille Jones shakes student's hand
Features
VIDEO: Washington’s 2017 Teacher of the Year creates opportunities for every child to shine

Features
SPU’s physics education research is helping students of all ages to think like scientists

Lisa Lucas strides through the hallway at Seattle’s Jane Addams Middle School
Features
With optimism and hope, school counselors fill a vital role

Camille Jones' STEM lab classroom wall
Features
STEAM for 5-year-olds? Really?

In The Loop

The entrance to the Seattle Pacific University campus that leads into Tiffany Loop.
In the Loop
SPU professor’s novel wins national award

Alumni News

SPU alumnus Jerrell Davis with students at Rainier Beach High School
Alumni
VIDEO: 2017 GOLD Alum of the Year Jerrell Davis empowers student leaders

Arts & Culture

Leslee Humphrey's Cush Design Studio
Arts & Culture
Interior design graduates craft unique careers

Senior Lydia Megalaa works on a costume for SPU Theatre’s production of An Ideal Husband.
Arts & Culture
Clothes tell the story in SPU Theatre’s new costume major

Class Notes

Husband and wife, Jennifer Damm Best and Eric Best
Alumni
The Best way: Alumni couple honored with 2017 Medallion Award

Sheila Houston, founder of Rare Coins Ministry
Alumni
A champion of survivors: 2017 Medallion honoree Sheila Houston commits her life to ministry

The World

Prague, Czech Republic
The World
SPU student’s internship at Adidas HQ starts his career off on the right foot

Lake Hawea in New Zealand
The World
New Zealand study abroad examines science and economics of climate change

Grace Note

Grace Note
Teachers, take us higher

Online Exclusives

Jeff Hussey, co-founder and CEO of Tempered Networks
Alumni
VIDEO: 2017 Alumnus of the Year Jeff Hussey stops hackers in their tracks

Roger Feldman, professor of art at SPU
Online Exclusives
SPU professors: Meet Roger Feldman and see his installation art

Lola Sosanya, SPU’s 2016-17 student body president
Online Exclusives
Meet Lola Sosanya, SPU’s 2016-17 student body president

Columns

The entrance to the Seattle Pacific University campus that leads into Tiffany Loop.
From the Editor
Why a Christian university invests in public school educators

SPU students engaging the homeless during Tent City 3
The President’s View
SPU’s Homelessness Initiative keeps issue in forefront

Seattle Seminary faculty and students in front of Alexander Hall
The President’s View
SPU President: Our rich history of teacher training makes an impact

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