Robert C. Pianta

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Nominated by:  Michelle D.  Young

Robert C. Pianta is the co-founder of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL).  Dr. Pianta’s contribution to education focuses on policy and practice that enhance children’s outcomes, school readiness, and later achievement. He has authored more than 250 journal articles, 50 book chapters, and 10 books, and his empirically-based research strategies have been instrumental in constructing a common understanding of what constitutes good teaching by grounding our construction in observable behaviors and expected outcomes.

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