A Conversation with Peter Johnston

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Dr. Peter H. Johnston talks to us about meaningful conversations with students and colleagues, celebrating student’s efforts, the cascade effect of teaching with social imagination, and mutual respect in the classroom. Peter is known for his work exploring relationships among classroom talk, engagement, and children’s social, emotional and literate development. Peter is Professor Emeritus in the Literacy Teaching and Learning Department at the University at Albany – State University of New York.


Education research has a problem. The work of brilliant education researchers often doesn’t reach the practice of brilliant teachers. Classroom Caffeine is here to help. Each week, I invite a top education researcher to sit down and talk with teachers about what they have learned from years of study.

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