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Today in History: Happy Birthday, James Barrie! 

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan James Barrie, the author of Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up, was born on May 9th, 1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland. He attended the University of Edinburgh and became a journalist, though later moved to …

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On Breaking the 4th Wall: Education Program, Spring 2017 

The fourth wall in theater or film is the one that separates the actors or characters from us. Actors in modern realistic theater ignore the audience, focusing their attention solely on the dramatic world. Disengaged from the audience, they are, for all intensive purposes, “alone” in a public setting -- but perhaps for the conceptual …

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Creative Food for Thought 

Have you registered yet for the Department of Arts and Humanities' Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium at Teachers College, April 28th-29th? The Gottesman Libraries is hosting a full calendar of events related to—and leading up to—the symposium. To spark interest in the "intrinsic value of creativity and imagination in education," we'll feature: Poetry Day, a "read …

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Playing for Keeps 

Playing for keeps : life and learning on a public school playground Authors: Deborah Meier, Brenda S. Engel, and Beth Taylor Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check It Out: LD7501.B6 M45 2010 c.2 From the Publisher: Why is play important in the lives of children? What crucial aspects of learning are being …

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