AERA presentation


The experience of attending the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Conference (better known as AERA) often feels much closer to diving into a tidal wave than it does attending a conference. With literally thousands of presentations spread across six days and touching on every single possible aspect of education one can imagine (from analyses of standardized test scores for high school math students to philosophical musings about the pedagogical implications of The Mandalorian, and everything in between), it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the breadth of choices available. And I didn’t make it any easier on myself with the amount of presentations I needed to give either: the combination of two round table discussions, one poster presentation, two sets of discussant remarks, and one dissertation award acceptance presentation made for a pretty exhausting week (not to mention the metal and noise music festival I performed at).