Skip to main content

Maleka Donaldson

Assistant Professor of Education & Child Study


Maleka Donaldson’s courses focus on the learning sciences and on STEM teaching methods at the elementary level. In her research, she studies teacher and student responses to making mistakes, including how classroom interactions shape instruction in real-world contexts. Donaldson’s work appears in several peer-reviewed journals and she recently published a sole-authored book, From Oops to Aha: Portraits of Learning From Mistakes in Kindergarten.


Ed.D., Ed.M, A.B., Harvard University

Personal website

Selected Works in Smith Scholarworks