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Reigniting Memories & Forging New Moments: A Former TC Student Uses Music to Build Bonds

What do you think of when you hear a familiar song? Does a vivid memory play before your eyes? How do you react to the lyrics? Do you start singing and hope those around you will join in? The ability of a song to forge connections and evoke recollections is potent no matter your age …

Posted 2 months ago by alyssalynne

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Rita Gold Center Exhibition: ‘Broken Things Can Be Beautiful Things’

The second Macy Gallery exhibition of the Spring 2014 semester, “Art Studio Feast: Broken Things Can Be Beautiful Things” was on display from February 24th - March 21st. Along gallery walls and atop low pedestals were displayed works created by students in the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center (RGC): different materials, recycled objects, and fragments …

Posted 2 months ago by alyssalynne

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Alumni Profile of Winston Thompson, PhD

Interviewed and written by Tim Ignaffo Dr. Winston Thompson is a graduate of the Philosophy and Education Program (2011). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at NYU. He has also taught at Hofstra and Teachers College. …

Posted 2 months ago by ahofc

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Doctoral Student Profile : Brian Bulfer

As a current Doctoral student in the Arts & Art Education program, Brian Bulfer constantly strives to accommodate the plethora of artistic paths and opportunities that have presented themselves since his enrollment at Teachers College. Last Fall, his silkscreen submission to the Myers Art Prize Competition on the theme of equilibrium titled “Sacred Exchange” was …

Posted 3 months ago by ahofc

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BBE & TESOL/AL Symposium: Foreign Language Learning from Different Perspectives

Towards the end of Spring Term 2014, the Bilingual Bicultural Education (BBE) program and the TESOL/Applied Linguistics (TESOL/AL) program held their first joint symposium at which M.A. and Ed.M. students from both programs presented their work to the audience. While the TESOL/AL program has always been nested in the Department of Arts and Humanities, the …

Posted 4 months ago by ahofc

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Profile of Catherine Box, Instructor for Arts and Humanities

What brought you to TC? Why did you want to study here? Before TC, I had been teaching English at a high school in Paris. The school I was working in considered me an expert on teaching English simply because I was a native English speaker. In fact, as time went on, I realized that …

Posted 4 months ago by ahofc

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TESOL & Applied Linguistics: Adolescent Literacies in Three Urban Contexts

On Friday, April 11, the Applied Linguistics/TESOL Program held its 14th APPLE Lecture Series that consisted of two lectures by Professor Alister Cumming from University of Toronto. In the first lecture titled “Assessing Multiple Dimensions of Adolescent Literacies in a Multicultural Context,” Cumming presented a year-long case study on 21 adolescents from culturally diverse backgrounds …

Posted 5 months ago by ahofc

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Jam Session: A Night of Community Music Making

On the evening of Tuesday, April 22nd, the fourth floor of Horace Mann was alive with the hit songs of the Beatles. Hosted by the Musical Communities Project in conjunction with the Music & Music Education department, Dr. Lori Custodero planned the first jam session of the semester and extended an open invitation to all …

Posted 5 months ago by ahofc

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Karen Korematsu Visits TC: A Story of Perseverance, Possibility, and Praxis

Karen Korematsu, daughter of Japanese-American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu, gave an intimate portrayal of an unassuming man who took a stand for justice. Korematsu told her father’s story on March 26 in a talk called “A Legacy of Civil Wrongs and Rights: Korematsu v. United States …

Posted 5 months ago by ahofc

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The Internship Experience in Arts Administration

For Arts Administration (ARAD) students at Teachers College, participating in an internship of their choosing is a key component of the program. This experience goes beyond mere participation for most students as they engage in and truly enjoy their intern positions. Working in tandem with directors of development, directors of marketing, gallery curators and more, …

Posted 6 months ago by alyssalynne

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Teachers College hosts first annual Trayvon Effect Conference

Earlier this semester Teachers College hosted the first annual Trayvon Effect Conference. On the weekend of February 28th-March 1st students, community members and activists gathered in the Cowin Center and various TC classrooms to discuss the effects of both Trayvon Martin’s death and the verdict rendered in court. The conference, spearheaded by Teachers College doctoral …

Posted 6 months ago by allisonbldwn

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Alumni Profile of Maxine McClintock, PhD – Author of Letters of Recommendation (Philosophy and Education, 1986)

By Tim Ignaffo Why did you choose to study philosophy of education? If philosophy starts in wonder then for as long as I can remember I have wondered about the disconnect between getting schooled and achieving an education.  I first experienced this fissure as an elementary school pupil.  I couldn’t understand why school was so …

Posted 6 months ago by ahofc

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Social Studies and Education’s Anand Marri Named Vice President and Head of Economic Education of Federal Reserve Bank of New York

“I didn’t apply for the job,” said Marri of his new position. “ called me back in March and asked me to serve on a search committee. I knew the two heads, and shared a lunch with a former student of mine, Adrian Franco, of the Economics and Education program and he basically told me …

Posted 6 months ago by allisonbldwn

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A&H’s Art Education to Present at Teachers College 2014 Academic Festival

Is it possible to transform communities through both viewing and experiencing art as a part of our everyday life? Could experiential art be the key to teaching people the value of finding relatable experiences that could build and strengthen communities consisting of diverse backgrounds and experiences? Could such public art encompass the ways in which …

Posted 6 months ago by ahofc

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Distinguished Speaker Series: ARAD Reflections

The Distinguished Speaker series was piloted by Dr. Lena in the Arts Administration (ARAD) program to integrate a higher level of practical experience into the research-based curriculum. Begun as a guest speaker series for the Principles and Practices course in Fall of 2013, the first round of visiting administrators included alumnae of the program such …

Posted 6 months ago by alyssalynne

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Student Spotlight: Rongchan Lin Attends Youth Assembly at the United Nations

It seemed that for Rongchan Lin, pursuing social entrepreneurship is a life goal that is as important as completing her doctoral studies in the Applied Linguistics program at Teachers College.  Nominated by the Overseas Singaporean Unit and selected by the National Youth Council of Singapore, Lin became one of two Singapore delegates to participate in …

Posted 6 months ago by jamiek

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EdTPA Conference a Success, Department of Arts & Humanities Well Represented (VIDEO LINK)

By Tim Ignaffo On March 8, nearly 150 people attended a National edTPA Conference at Barnard College, a joint event co-sponsored by TC Departments Arts & Humanities, Curriculum & Teaching, and the Barnard Education Program. The conference was organized by students at Teachers College with the generous support of Department Chairs Marjorie Siegel and Ruth …

Posted 6 months ago by ahofc

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Racial Literacy Roundtable: Radical Listening with Youth

What does it mean to truly listen to students? How can we create spaces where students feel listened to? How can listening lead to culturally responsive pedagogy? These questions and more were discussed by participants in the February 27th Racial Literacy Roundtable at Teachers College. Teacher educator and literacy coach Noah Asher Golden led the …

Posted 6 months ago by smartin

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MA Students in Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program Participate in IP Presentation

On February 17, 2014, students of the Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BBE) program presented their master’s thesis research work at the Integrative Project (IP) conference. IP presentation is an annual event in which BBE students discuss the research work they have conducted for their master’s thesis. “The big goal of the project in addition to meeting the …

Posted 6 months ago by jamiek

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