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Today in History: William Wordsworth Is Born 

OH there is blessing in this gentle breeze, A visitant that while it fans my cheek Doth seem half-conscious of the joy it brings From the green fields, and from yon azure sky. Whate'er its mission, the soft breeze can come To none more grateful than to me; escaped From the vast city, where I …

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Today in History: The Black Death 

The Black Death or Bubonic Plague dates back to March 20, 1345 when, according to scholars at the University of Paris, there was "a triple conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars in the 40th degree of Aquarius." This deadly disease left 50 million people dead from a bacterium transmitted by the fleas of rats. Flu-like …

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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 2016 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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Today in History: D-Day: The Normandy Landings 

My travels as an au pair do not take me to the beaches, but rather to the medieval town of Gaillon, south of Rouen, still in the upper Normandy region. I am sure to visit the town's memorial which reads, "Aux Morts/Aux Combattants 1914-1918~1939-1945; La Ville de Gaillon Reconnaissante". While the names are sparse, they …

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Library Resources and Services for C&T 4502, Master’s Project 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in  Suzanne Pratt's Fall 2014 course C&T 4502, Master's Project. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., to facilitate "the organization and completion of …

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Pondering Virtue 

Howard Radest, Dean Emeritus of The Humanist Institute and a member of the National Council of Ethical Culture Leaders spoke recently at the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. His talk, “Can Virtue Be Taught? Character Education Isn't Enough,” delved deeply into complex moral and philosophical questions about virtue, aesthetics, dialogue, dialectic, teaching, learning, …

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A Library Guide: How to Search for Textbooks Through EDUCAT 

Ever wanted to find a textbook in the curriculum section of the library but had trouble navigating EDUCAT? Me too. Thanks to Allen Foresta, librarian to the rescue, now I know! Begin your search in the Advanced Search mode. Select "Subject" from one of the drop-down boxes and enter a topic. In the example below, …

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Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive Care and Education 

Title: Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive Care and Education Authors: Gonzalez-Mena, Janet and Dianne Widmeyer Eyer Publisher: McGraw-Hill Call No.: HQ778.63 .G663 2009 From the Publisher: This text is a practical introduction to the principles and practices of caregiving for infants and toddlers. It combines a child- and family-centered philosophy with …

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Beyond differentiated instruction 

Title: Beyond differentiated instruction Author: Jodi O'Meara Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, 2010. Check it out: LB1031 .O49 2010 From the Publisher: Differentiated instruction focuses on helping all students learn and achieve. This invaluable book goes beyond the theory of differentiated instruction to actual classroom practice, showing teachers step-by-step how they can successfully put differentiation into …

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Comic books as Curriculum. 

Title: The comic book curriculum : using comics to enhance learning and life  Author : James Rourke.  Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited Call number: PN6710 .R598 2010 From the Publisher: What an intriguing idea! The Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and Life shows teachers how to use these ever-popular stories to enliven any classroom. The book does not suggest replacing classic works with comics. What it does offer is ideas …

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