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Creativity, Courage, & Arts Education 

In the introduction to A Whole New Mind, author Daniel Pink outlines the incredible paradigm shift occurring in society. He writes, "the last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind - computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch …

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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 …

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Announcing the Upcoming Teachers Lab at Brooklyn Public Library 

An upcoming workshop aimed at New York City teachers of grades 4-12 will focus on teaching and learning resources available through the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and is targeted towards sparking innovative lesson plan design. Taught by experienced librarians and special guests, the “Teachers Lab” is a free two-week course running from August 11-22 that …

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Earthquake for Teachers College? 

A coworker recently informed me of a fairly-inactive fault line within walking distance of Teachers College. Coined "the 125th Street fault" -- the reason the 1 train stop is elevated -- the line runs from New Jersey through to the east side of Manhattan (the East River). Though earthquake activity in and around New York City …

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Meet Antonia. 

Hello! I’m Antonia, and I'm a new Services Associate at the Teachers College. Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, I got my MSIS at the University of Texas at Austin, with emphases in research, outreach services, and archival work. Where’s your hometown? Baltimore, Maryland. John Waters is my …

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Library Resources for Teaching English in the Classroom 

Over the past two decades, the number of non-native English speakers in the United States school system has more than doubled.i These demographic changes have put greater emphasis on the challenges involved in teaching English language Learners (ELLs), which range from issues in communication among teachers, students and parents, and the pace of lessons in the …

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Volunteer Teaching Programs Overseas Give New Teachers a Jumpstart 

Ever thought about becoming a volunteer teacher overseas? Beyond simply doing a good deed, volunteering as a teacher in foreign countries can be a deeply rewarding experience in your post-graduate degree life. As an educator abroad, you will see and become more immersed in the local life and culture and may in fact also experience …

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Library Resources and Services for Gender, Education and International Development 

Browse the following post to find out more about: •Ask a Librarian Services •Online Catalogs •Federated Search Engines •Periodical Indexes •E-Collections •Reference Materials and Encylopedias •Digital archives (i.e. Pocket Knowledge) •Research Consultations Ask a Librarian! •Under library services on our homepage, click the ‘Ask a Librarian’ link to find out about how to make appointments …

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TEDx at TC 

This week TC is hosting its own TEDx event in the Cowin Auditorium. The non-profit TED conferences have become well-known for their promotion of innovative ideas which range from technology and design to education, just to name a few. In 2009, the TED folks took their forum to the global streets with TEDx events, …

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Submitting Support Requests 

Following up on Anne and Clare’s How-To Posts, I’m going to cover some basics of support requests A library staff member has just asked you to submit a support request. What does that even mean?! What’s the point? How does it work? The Gottesman Libraries Support Request System is an email form system that we …

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ResearchBroker Open House 

Today from 3pm - 5pm on the second floor we will be having an open house for ResearchBroker! There will be cookies and the opportunity to chat with the team about your research passions and how ResearchBroker can help you. We hope to see you later this afternoon!

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Getting ready for the Olympics 

The Summer Olympic games are approaching. I absolutely loved the Olympics growing up. As a child I fantasized of being a gold medalist ice skater in the winter and a gold medalist gymnast in the summer. I loved the entertainment of the opening ceremony, the excitement of the competition, and the inspiring stories of the …

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Why Citation is Important: a video from our friends at Kimbel Library 

Some lovely people at Coastal Carolina University have created a series of Library Instruction videos for the Kimbel Library. If you click through to the videos page and scroll down, you can find out more information about the 3 creators (John WattsJoshua Vossler, and Tim Hodge) as well as more about their design …

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The Information Cycle: a video from our friends at the Kimbel Library 

Some lovely people at Coastal Carolina University have created a series of Library Instruction videos for the Kimbel Library. If you click through to the videos page and scroll down, you can find out more information about the 3 creators (John WattsJoshua Vossler, and Tim Hodge) as well as more about their design …

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Giving a Presentation: a video from our friends at the Kimbel Library 

Some lovely people at Coastal Carolina University have created a series of Library Instruction videos for the Kimbel Library. If you click through to the videos page and scroll down, you can find out more information about the 3 creators (John WattsJoshua Vossler, and Tim Hodge) as well as more about their design …

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Scholarly vs. Popular: a video from our friends at the Kimbel Library 

Some lovely people at Coastal Carolina University have created a series of Library Instruction videos for the Kimbel Library. If you click through to the videos page and scroll down, you can find out more information about the 3 creators (John WattsJoshua Vossler, and Tim Hodge) as well as more about their design …

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What is a Scholarly Article and Why Is it Important? a video from our friends at the Kimbel Library 

Some lovely people at Coastal Carolina University have created a series of Library Instruction videos for the Kimbel Library. If you click through to the videos page and scroll down, you can find out more information about the 3 creators (John Watts, Joshua Vossler, and Tim Hodge) as well as more about their design …

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Social Media, Privacy and the Classroom: TODAY at Noon in 305 Russel 

TODAY! at Noon I will be talking about utilizing social media in the classroom, both as a student, and as a teacher. We will talk about Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, the Google Suite, Slideshare, and newer things like Pinterest. Because of the nature of it's use, we will talk about which of these programs allows …

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What is Summary? a video from our friends at Kimbel Library 

The lovely people at Coastal Carolina University have created a series of Library Instruction videos for the Kimbel Library. If you click through to the videos page and scroll down, you can find out more information about the 3 creators, as well as more about their design and development process. In the meantime, enjoy!

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Flashback Fridays: Valentines Day Special 

While this is an oddly controversial holiday for a lot of people, love and relationships are an important thing in many people's lives. Here are some posts from our past which you might find particularly appropriate for this upcoming holiday. All of our past posts about love, relationships . . .and maybe even some librarian bo-hunks …

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