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Home and Hearth: Fall 2016 Education Program Highlights 

In the other gardens And all up the vale, From the autumn bonfires See the smoke trail! -- Robert Louis Stevenson, "Autumn Fires", A Child's Garden of Verses "Fairy Figures Round a Camp Fire," by Paula Ahti, Ziegfeld Collection of International Children's Art Inspiring "autumn fires" celebrate the work of our faculty, staff, and …

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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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Strage Prize 2014 with Hansun Waring 

Congratulations to 2014 Strage Prize recipient Hansun Waring, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Teachers College Columbia University. This video focuses on a discussion of the research behind her recent paper: "Doing Being Playful in the Second Language Classroom" as well the LANSI Conference she began at TC. Dr. Waring's teaching and research …

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Strage Prize 2013 with Joey Lee 

This year, the Strage Prize features the work of TC Professor Joey Lee and his research on games and education. Lee’s recent work includes “Greenify: real-world missions for climate change education” and “Experience points for learning: Student perceptions of game mechanics for the classroom.” His work at Teachers College intersected with others through projects supported …

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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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Hello, Education Program 

Opening Days. A flutter of fresh faces. A rousing rag and a fallen moustache. A wandering through floors, librarians leading. A panoply of news. A flurry of questions. Woodwinds rising. Leaves turning. Student, teacher, writer, artist, friend uniting. So begins the Education Program, to inform about the latest thinking in education and engage members of …

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Summer Reading 

As this past week kicked off the first official day of summer, as well as several days where many of us toiled over which friend with an air conditioner to call next, it would appear that it is also time to talk about summer reading. It seems to be viewed as a time when we …

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Using the Library to Teach Creative Writing 

Jeanette Winterson, in her hot-off-the-press new memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, makes continuous claims that reading—and later, writing—lifted her out and away from her otherwise difficult childhood and gave her hope. “Fiction and poetry are doses, medicines. What they heal is the rupture reality makes on the imagination. I had been …

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Debates in religious education 

Title: Debates in religious education Editor: Phillip Barnes Publisher: Routledge Call Number: BV1471.3 .D43 2011 From the Publisher: "What are the key debates in Religious Education teaching today? Debates in Religious Education explores the major issues all RE teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice …

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The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership 

Title: The influence of teachers: reflections on teaching and leadership Author: John Merrow Publisher:  LM Books Call number: LA217.2 .M47 2011 From the Publisher: How can schools and teachers change to keep up with the current educational landscape, a world in which young people must learn how to ask the right questions, instead of simply …

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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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Strategies for teaching students with learning and behavior problems 

Title: Strategies for teaching students with learning and behavior problems Authors: Sharon Vaughn and Candace S. Bos Publisher: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon Call Number: LC4705 .B67 2006 From the Publisher: A practical guide for graduate and undergraduate students, this book is based on current research on the best practices for providing instructional and support services to …

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The Highly Qualified Teacher: What Is Teacher Quality and How Do We Measure It? 

Title: The highly qualified teacher : what is teacher quality and how do we measure it? Author: Michael Strong Publisher: Teachers College Press Call Number: LB3051 .S882 2011 From the Publisher: In this follow-up to Effective Teacher Induction and Mentoring, Michael Strong tackles the major issues surrounding teacher quality and effectiveness. The Highly Qualified Teacher provides an accessible overview of the research to teacher quality, and introduces a new method for …

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Zines as Teaching Aides 

If your goal in teaching is to inspire your class to create works of text or art, you might consider using zines as teaching aides.  Alison Piepmeier, author of Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism, reports that, “Every time I teach a class about zines, a significant percentage of the students begin making their own. …

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Dear Great Teachers, Thanks for Teaching Us. 

For this back to school season, TBD is hosting ThanksForTeaching.Us, a 30 day campaign to recognize amazing teachers all over the world. Feel free to post about teachers who have inspired you or check out the letters for ideas in your own classroom, such as quoting Simpsons episodes to demonstrate the relevancy of pop culture …

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Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing 

Title: Unless It Moves the Human Heart : The Craft and Art of Writing Editors: Roger Rosenblatt Publisher:  Ecco Call number: PN145 .R67 2011 From the Publisher: Culled from his experiences teaching writing workshops, novelist, essayist, and longtime professor Rosenblatt (Making Toast) tackles the "why"--not the "how"--of writing by chronicling his winter/spring 2008 semester of …

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How do we improve ESL students’ learning experience in the States? 

In addition to the common  academic challenges that all students have, English as a second language (ESL) students suffer from additional challenges such as English learning difficulties and social adjustment difficulties. Many of them have not had any experience interacting with Americans and have not learned much English and American culture before coming to the …

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Title: Teacher Man: A Memoir 

Title: Teacher Man : A Memoir Author: Frank McCourt Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2005 Check it out! LA2317.M36 T4319 2005 From the publisher: Over a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of 66, he burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of his …

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It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages 

Title:It's not all flowers and sausages : my adventures in second grade Author: Jennifer "Mrs. Mimi" Scoggin Publisher:New York : Kaplan Pub., c2009 Check It OutPN6231.S3 S855 2009 From the Publisher: Meet Mrs. Mimi - she's the second grade teacher every kid should have. Hip and hilarious, she brings us into her New York City classroom, with no hold barred. From the Great Pencil Crisis of 2003 to ill-fated field trips (lesson #1: …

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Teacher education and the struggle for social justice 

Title: Teacher education and the struggle for social justice Author: Kenneth M. Zeichner Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009 Check it out! LB1707 .Z45 2009 From the publisher: In this selection of his work from 1991-2008, Kenneth M. Zeichner examines the relationships between various aspects of teacher education, teacher development, and their contributions to the …

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