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Making Sense of the Election Process: Resources for Teachers 

You know it’s almost November 4th by the volume of political advertisements on TV that school-aged kids like to make fun of (for some very good reasons). The upcoming elections, however, also pose a real opportunity for teaching about voting and encouraging young people to be more active in the political process. For teachers interested …

Posted 2 days ago by Laurel Angrist

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Maker Culture & Makerspaces in Libraries 

In recent years, maker culture has emerged as an all-ages movement, marked by a DIY ethic and communal sharing of resources & knowledge. Makerspaces have popped up all over as centers where people come together to share resources, knowledge, and ‘stuff’* in their creative pursuits. This is an intriguing concept to a lot of librarians …

Posted 8 days ago by Anastasia Chiu

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Ask a Librarian: How did you get through midterms? 

Computer stations are occupied, the scanners are buzzing, tensions are running a little high... Oh yes, midterms have definitely begun! Over at the reference desk, we've compiled a list of trusted crunch-time strategies from our days as undergraduate and graduate students, long long ago. Hope you'll give one or two (and especially number three) a …

Posted 12 days ago by Antonia

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Library Resources for ITSF 4090, Issues and Institutions in International Educational Development 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Mary Mendenhall's Fall 2014 course Issues and Institutions in International EducationalDevelopment.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting …

Posted 14 days ago by Allen Foresta

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Library Resources for A&HL 4087, Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Dr. Hoa Nguyen's Fall 2014 course A&HL 4087, Introduction to Second Language Acquisition.  The resources, primarily electronic but some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, i.e., to provide<img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-21294" src="" alt="" …

Posted 22 days ago by Allen Foresta

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“I am in here”, by Virginia Breen 

Every parent looks forward to hearing their child’s first word. For Virginia Breen, that day never came. In contrast to her two other children—one autistic, the other not, daughter Elizabeth’s autism kept her locked in a silent world for the next few years. Not until the age of six was Elizabeth enabled to communicate through …

Posted 24 days ago by Kristina

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Library Resources for A&HW 5031, Teacher Education in Social Studies 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Dr. Scott Wylie's Fall 2014 course A&HW 5031, Teacher Education in Social Studies.  The resources,primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the …

Posted 24 days ago by Allen Foresta

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Wordless Narratives Book Talk 

Two Mondays ago, the library hosted a book talk for a study that centered around the children’s book, The Arrival by Shaun Tan, a wordless graphic novel about a man who leaves his family in a poor town in search of opportunity in another country.  The talk was led by Carmen Martinez-Roldan, Evelyn Arizpe, …

Posted 24 days ago by April Ibarra Siqueiros

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Meet Kalliopi 

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? While I am not a TC student, I have long admired the tradition of progressive and innovative learning happening here.  As a former educator, I find TC and EdLab an inspiring place to be for positive change in education and public service. …

Posted 29 days ago by Kalliopi Mathios

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Library Resources for A&HA 5005, Visual Arts Research 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Mary Hafeli's Fall 2014 course A&HA 5005, Visual Arts Research Methods.  The resources, primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, i.e., to explore "qualitative research methods and methodologies …

Posted a month ago by Allen Foresta

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The Art of Doing Nothing 

We put lots of pressure on our backs throughout the day, hunched over our computers, reading in awkward postures, or sleeping in otherwise uncomfortable ways. Over the course of typical grad student’s career, all this adds up to persistent aches: sore back muscles, hunched shoulders, dull pains in our neck, and the list goes on. …

Posted a month ago by Laurel Angrist

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Instead of Sitting, Care to Try a Standing or Treadmill Desk? 

As any doctor, chiropractor or physical trainer can attest, sitting around all day is harmful for your health. Yet thousands upon thousands of students, teachers and other workers spend countless hours slouched in front of computer screens or hunched over cubicles and desks. At Teachers College Library, visitors have the option of staying on their …

Posted a month ago by mlee

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Meet Anastasia 

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? I'm coming in from outside the TC community; I got my MS in library and information science from St. John's University in May 2014, concentrating in academic librarianship, and did my undergrad at Wesleyan University in East Asian studies. Where’s your hometown?

Posted a month ago by Anastasia Chiu

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Library Resources for MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change 

This virtual guide presents descriptions of and links to databases available to students in Ellen Meier's Fall 2014 course MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change, that can be searched for periodical literature on topics related to the content of the course.  Links to the databases, accessible …

Posted a month ago by Allen Foresta

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Confrontation 9: a book talk with Dr. Dilshad Dayani 

Dr. Dilshad Dayani returned to Teachers College on September 24 to present and discuss concepts from her latest book Confrontation 9: Taking on the Challenges of Work, Family, and Purpose (2014). Dilshad Dayani is the President and Founder of “World Women Global Council” and the founding Vice President of UN WOMEN-USNC Dallas Chapter. Her mission, …

Posted a month ago by Kalliopi Mathios

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It’s Happening: Bookless Library Opens at Florida Polytechnic University 

At Florida Polytechnic University’s new library, students can check out over 135,000 licensed ebooks, but not a single physical book is included in the collection.  This is striking for many reasons, but especially from a collection development perspective: when students check out an ebook more than twice, the book is automatically purchased.  Using student data …

Posted a month ago by Kalliopi Mathios

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Library Resources for HBSE 6001, Research in Special Education 

This virtual guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Laudan Jahromi's course HBSE 6001, Research in Special Education: Experimental/Quantitative Designs I. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as …

Posted a month ago by Allen Foresta

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Rid Yourself of Back Pain: A New Gottesman Library Lecture Tells Us How 

The little pains we feel along our spines creep over us so slowly we often hardly notice until they become much worse. Over time, however, the soreness we get from extended hours of study begins to add up; a small ache develops into a larger posture problem, and if we’re not careful, causes persistent back …

Posted a month ago by Laurel Angrist

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Values and Learning Modalities 

“Pass It On” TV commercials from Values.com were the experimental learning modality used at the monthly meeting of the Socratic Conversations on Thursday, September 18th.  In Lights! Camera!! Values!!? the group explored their basic values by responding to one-minute dramatic pieces on significant themes, like believing in yourself (courage and perseverance), making a difference (generosity …

Posted a month ago by Jennifer Govan

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