Podcast 114: Research on Teacher Social Networks

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How do social networks help teachers and their professional development?

Our 114th interview is with, Jenna Neal and Zachary Neal, Associate Professors of Psychology at Michigan State University.

In this podcast, listen to Jenna, Zachary, and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:

  • Their educational paths
  • How Jenna and Zachary became interested in social networks
  • Research into how educators use their social networks to learn about programmes and practices to adopt
  • Facilitating knowledge sharing between on the ground teachers and researchers via social networks
  • How do physical and online networks make educators better at what they do
  • Understanding how social networks form in cities and neighbourhoods, and
  • How researchers can make their work more useful for teachers.
  • Follow Jenna and Zachary on Twitter.
  • Learn more about Jenna’s research and Zachary’s on his website.

Listen to the podcast (33 minutes)

Zachary and Jenna NealJenna’s work focuses on social networks in a Public school context. Zachary’s work centres around the methodology behind measuring, modelling, and understanding social networks.



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