About Anna Richert

Anna Richert is a professor in the School of Education at Mills College in Oakland, CA, where she is the Edward Hohfeld Chair and the faculty director of the Mills Teacher Scholars. Her recent book, What Should I Do? Confronting Dilemmas of Teaching in Urban Schools, focuses on how teachers learn to handle the moral dimensions of their challenging work.

Each year, the Mandel Center Teacher Forum brings educators together to explore central ideas in teaching and learning.

Past Teacher Forums:

  • 2013 - Silence in the Classroom, with Kathy Schultz
  • 2012 - Seeing Learning, with Steve Seidel
  • 2011 - Cultivating an Ethic of Excellence in Schools, with Ron Berger
  • 2010 - Collaborative Learning in the Classroom: Awaken the Joy of Interpreting Texts, with Orit Kent
  • 2009 - Accountable Talk: Classroom Conversations that Promote Learning, with Dr. Sarah Michaels

The 2014 Teacher Forum is made possible with the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation.

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and is co-sponsored by:

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Brandeis Education Program


Anna Richert

Anna Richert

2014 Teacher Forum

The Moral Dilemmas of Teaching:
Small Moments That Matter

Sunday, January 26, 2014
2:00-5:00 p.m.

Hassenfeld Conference Center
Brandeis University 

Join us for a stimulating workshop as we explore the moral dilemmas of teaching with Anna Richert, Mills College Education professor and author of What Should I Do? Confronting Dilemmas of Teaching in Urban Schools.

She will explore: 
  • How can teachers manage the moral complexity inherent in their everyday practice?
  • How might they proceed when they have no clear path about what they "should do"? 
  • How should they--in the moment--decide what is in their students' best interests?

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Refreshments will be served; dietary laws observed. 

Directions and parking

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Parking: After entering the campus, turn left on the main campus road. Proceed through the stop sign and pass Spingold Theatre and the Rose Art Museum on your left and the Shapiro Campus Center on your right. Park in H (Hassenfeld) lot, on your left just after the museum. Hassenfeld Conference Center is in Sherman Hall, across the street and to the right, between Shapiro Residence Hall and the Faculty Club.

For more information, contact the Mandel Center at teacherforum@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-2093.