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John J. Brown, Ed.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

College
Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Department
School of Education
Phone
978-934-4656
Fax
978-943-3005
Office
Coburn Hall 270G

Expertise

Student Engagement; School Culture; Instructional Improvement & Problem-Solving; Problematic Student Behavior; Teacher Identity & Autonomy

Education

  • Ed.D.: Language Arts & Literacy, (2006), University of Massachusetts - Lowell
    Supporting Area: Full Scholarship
  • MA: English, (1995), Salem State University - Salem
    Supporting Area: Full Scholarship
  • Other: Moderate Special Needs, (1993), University of Massachusetts Boston - Boston
    Supporting Area: Full Scholarship
  • BA: English, (1990), Stonehill College - N.Easton

Biosketch

During his 19 years as a high school English teacher, John developed an inquiry-based-learning environment using constructivist teaching methods and a skills-based curriculum to teach students who were traditionally underserved. John's particular area of expertise is student motivation and developing positive school culture. For the past 15 years he has taught, coached and advised both pre-service as well as in-service schoolteachers as faculty at UML. John has taught more than 20 different courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, online and on campus. He has also supervised practicums in over 30 schools. He is an education consultant to school districts and other educational organizations.

Selected Publications

  • Brown, J. (2022). Should Shakespeare Be Taught High School? The Leaflet, in press. (Winter).
  • Brown, J. (2019). What Is Pedagogy? And, why it’s important for teachers to consider? educate, (Spring).
  • Brown, J. (2019). What is my role as a teacher? The Leaflet, 118 (Winter) 25-29.
  • Brown, J. (2018). Freewriting: Where did it come from? Why should we use it? How does it work? The Leaflet, 117 (Winter) 34-40.
  • Brown, J. (2003). The big screen: Using the data projector in the writing classroom. Learning and leading in education.
  • Brown, J. (2000). Who should decide if the kids can graduate? Billerica Minuteman.

Selected Presentations

  • Mindset over Methods - New England League of Middle Schools Annual Conference, 2022
  • Teacher Trauma and Transformation - Eastern Educational Research Association 42nd Annual Conference, February 2019 - Myrtle Beach, North Carolina
  • Teacher panel as an Alternate Professional Developmental Model - Critical Questions in Education Conference (Academy for Educational Studies), March 2018 - Portland, OR
  • Progressive Approaches to Teaching Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage -  Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention, March 2017 - Portland, OR
  • Building Teacher Effectiveness Through the Use of Teacher Personal Narrative - AACTE 68th Annual Meeting, February 2016 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Fieldtrip as Field Experience: Preparing Candidates to Plan, Supervise and Embed a Trip to Boston’s MFA Into the Curriculum - MACTE, October 2015 - Worcester, MA
  • Progressive approaches to teaching grammar, punctuation, and usage - Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention , March 2015 - Tampa, FLA
  • Narrative landscapes as a new form of data for the professional development of teachers - National Council for the Teaching of English Annual Convention, November 2014 - Washington D. C.