Bryan Matera

Bryan Matera

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Winona State University

Dr Bryan Matera is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education with Winona State University's Rochester Education Department (RED) in Austin and Rochester, Minnesota. Bryan leads pre-service teachers through STEM-based coursework and supervises several clinical experiences as teacher candidates work with elementary students. He also facilitates a STEM camp in the summer months with local Rochester area elementary schools. His research is grounded in climate and culture of schools and the impact on teacher self-efficacy, instructional and student-centered best practices, teacher mindset, student process learning, and STEM innovation initiatives that engage students in their own learning. Before being appointed to assistant professor, Bryan held positions as teacher, adjunct professor, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal.

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Five principles for supporting struggling learners
Five principles for supporting struggling learners

How might teachers best support struggling learners in the classroom? In our latest reader submission, teacher educators Dr Bryan Matera and Dr Joel Traver suggest five principles that can increase results when supporting struggling learners in the primary years.

The importance of instructional scaffolding
The importance of instructional scaffolding

Through an instructional scaffolding model, today’s article explores the importance of students taking responsibility for their learning and provides a practical framework for cultivating student independency and interdependency in the learning process.

Learner persistence – the productive struggle
Learner persistence – the productive struggle

In today’s reader submission, teacher educators Dr Dawn Castagno-Dysart and Dr Bryan Matera consider the importance of learner persistence and the role of both teacher and student in the ‘productive struggle’.