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Dr. Adam Lefstein is an associate professor in education at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev where he conducts research and teaches about pedagogy, classroom interaction, teacher learning and educational change. He’s particularly interested in the intersection between research and professional practice, and how to conduct research that is meaningful, rigorous and helpful for educators. Among other activities he directs the Laboratory for the Study of Pedagogy, an interdisciplinary research group that is committed to rigorous investigation of Israeli schooling, pedagogy and educational policy; the development of innovative research tools for the study of these phenomena; and processes of knowledge-sharing with education practitioners, policy-makers and the public. His current research projects include a study of Israeli culture and primary pedagogy, an investigation of video-based teacher dialogic debrief conversations, and a design-based implementation study of teacher leadership and professional discourse. His book (with Julia Snell), Better Than Best Practice: Developing Teaching and Learning Through Dialogue, was published in 2014 by Routledge (http://dialogicpedagogy.com/). Dr. Lefstein is currently on sabbatical at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.