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Today in History: Happy Birthday, John Dewey! 

Entering Zankel (formerly Main Hall) of Teachers College, we are greeted by the famous quote, "I believe that education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform." (from My Pedagogic Creed). And soon to our left, as we take a few steps up, we note Jacob Epstein's bust of John Dewey, presented to him by his …

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The Common Thread Staff Picks Oct 2017 

  As a new member of the Library Services team, I am very excited and proud to curate my first Staff Picks Collection, The Common Thread: Domestic Arts and Handcraft on the second floor of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College. This collection examines and addresses the often overlooked wonders of fiber arts and “women’s …

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Death and Taxes: A New Everett Cafe Book Collection 

Taxes tend to send us all into a tizzy -- whether we are trying to file our own returns, seeking out the help of an accountant, or merely paying up what (always) seems to be due. For some folk, the October deadline for extended returns has just passed -- groans muffled stoically to the Government …

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Today in History: Pledge of Allegiance is First Used in Public Schools 

Composed by Baptist minister and Christian socialist Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and the United States of America was first used on Columbus Day, October 12, 1892, in public schools as a way to express national solidarity and patriotism. It was designed to be quick and to the point. Congress …

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Be a Detective: Art, Artifacts, and Artful Historical Research 

Practice-Teaching: Detail Of GL00-BB04-FF05-DR03-0053 (n/a, 1904-1922), by Unknown. Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection. Courtesy of Teachers College, Columbia University. If you are curious about the history of art education, anatomy of artifacts, and nature of historical research, then this guide will serve to illuminate. Think of yourself as a detective, with an insatiable desire …

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Library Resources and Services for A&HA 4085, Historical Foundations of Art Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Ami Kantawala's Fall 2017 course A&HA 4085, Historical Foundations of Art Education. The resources, primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, …

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Library Resources and Services for MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change 

This guide presents descriptions of and links to databases available to students in Ellen Meier's Fall 2017 course MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change, that can be searched to find periodical literature on topics related to the content of the course.  Links to the databases, which are accessible both on and off campus, can be found …

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Today in History: Sputnik Is Launched 

Why has man always been fascinated with outer space, our solar system, and possibilities beyond Earth? What does exploration into planets other than our own tell us about ourselves, and how we choose to lead our lives? How can we best apply the lessons learned from space exploration to other significant contexts --  home, classroom, …

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Library Resources for CCPX 5546, Research Perspectives on Critical Social Problems 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Elizabeth Midlarsky's Fall 2017 course CCPX 5546Research Perspectives on Critical Social Problems. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the aim of the course, i.e., "the exploration of research based upon the interface of …

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Staff Picks: Award-Winning Children’s Books to Read Again and Again 

Colorful bookmarks paired with new, acclaimed children's books display information about the awards represented in our collection. September is a month of new starts for many, especially those returning to school. What could be better than kicking things off with new books? At the beginning of the month, Kaitlin and I launched a collection featuring recent …

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Library Resources and Services for ITSF 4009, Introduction to Research Methods in International and Comparative Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Fenot Aklog's Spring 2017 course ITSF 4009, Introduction to Research Methods in International and Comparative Education.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the …

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Library Resources for C&T 5500, Master’s Project – Ed.M. 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Jacqueline Simmons's Fall 2017 course C&T 5500, Master's Project - Ed.M.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., "to support students' …

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Library Resources and Services for MSTC 5001, Qualitative Research Methods in Science Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Felicia Mensah's Fall 2017 course MSTC 5001, Qualitative Research Methods in Science Education. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., …

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Today in History: Integration at Central High, Little Rock 

On September 25, 1957, nine black students under escort by the U.S. Army entered Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was but three weeks earlier that then Governor Orval Faubus commanded the National Guard to prevent federal court-ordered racial integration in the schools-- only to have been overruled by Dwight Eisenhower who federalized …

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Library Resources and Services for A&HL 4500, Advanced Language Study: Academic Writing 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Domenica DelPrete’s Fall 2017 course A&HL 4500, Advanced Language Study:  Academic Writing.  These e-resources have been selected to support the aim of the course, i.e., to help nonnative speakers of English as well as all graduate students …

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Library Resources and Services for HBSE 4015, Applied Behavior Analysis I 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Lin Du's Fall 2017 course HBSE 4015, Applied Behavior Analysis I.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., student mastery of …

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Today in History: Hull House Opens 

With the recent government decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and other acts impacting immigration, it is important to look at historical efforts in our nation, the melting pot, that sought to ease the transition of immigrants. As we acknowledge the good work of pioneers in the field of education and social …

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Arts in Education Week 

Benjamin Pollock (British, 1857-1937)Characters, from Jack and the Giant Killer, Plate 7 for a Toy Theater, 1870–1890British,Lithograph; Sheet: 6 11/16 × 8 7/16 in. (17 × 21.4 cm)The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1952 (52.541.1(7)) I was excited to learn that …

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Resources and Services for MSTM 6037, Professional Seminar in Mathematics Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Mathematics Education program and specifically for those in Professor Alexander Karp's Fall 2017 course MSTM 6037, Professional Seminar in Mathematics Education.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible …

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