Sep 01, 2016 2016-09-01
The STORRI website was designed by students and faculty members of Teachers College, Columbia University, to attract, share, unpack, engage, and reflect on stories that teachers tell about the complexity of contemporary classrooms. Through STORRI, teachers and teacher educators have opportunities to write about moments in their practices when their belief systems “wobbled”—that is, when something happened in the classroom that compelled the teacher to pay attention, to stop and think, to raise a question, to open himself or herself to other perspectives. By collecting these stories, the educators in Teachers College hope to provide other angles on classrooms, ones that illustrate the range of transactions that occur between teachers and students and the context in which they engage. Stories on the site might be used for serving the professional needs of preservice and inservice teachers. They may also be used to create learning communities, present advocacy research, or inform the general public.