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Charles Payne: Whatever Happened to the Negro Question? Educational Discourse and the Lost Question of Race  ☆

Students growing up in poverty show compromised academic performance by almost every conceivable metric. Poor children enter school behind their wealthier peers, and most never catch up. The situation can seem hopeless, and teachers may find themselves asking: Are there some students so debilitated by poverty that they simply can’t be helped by our current …

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Paper Presentations at the 2013 Diversity in Research and Practice Conference  ☆

This past Friday and Saturday, April 19th and 20th, Teachers College held its 2013 Diversity in Research and Practice Conference (DiRP).

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Viva Harlem U: Black and Puerto Rican Students and the Transformation of City College 

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Culturally Responsive Teaching 

Ashley Taylor’s research has brought her into four Social Studies classrooms in newcomer schools across New York City. Through her interviews with teachers and observations of classes comprised of English Language Learners, Taylor has sought to investigate how Social Studies and citizenship education is conceptualized and implemented to culturally and linguistically diverse students.

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Conversations From the Classroom: Monica Carvalho reflects on her journey to become a teacher 

Now in her last semester of the Teaching of English MA program at Teachers College, Carvalho is student teaching at the Beacon School, a public high school on Manhattan’s upper west side. Because of the school’s reputation for having a high quality academic program (to get in, students must go through a rigorous application process …

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Social Studies and Education “Race and Membership” Weekend Workshop With Facing History and Ourselves  ☆

Social Studies and Education recently hosted a two-day course, “Race and Membership,” facilitated by the international educational organization Facing History and Ourselves. “The partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and TC is an important one as it represents a joint activity with a group whose values resonate with ours: upholding social justice and addressing historical …

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Conversations from the Classroom: TESOL student teacher Marisa Militello shares her story  ☆

Marisa Militello already knows she is a hardworking, passionate, and caring teacher. But she also knows there is much to gain from her student teaching experience this year. By working alongside her cooperating teacher in a first grade class this semester, she hopes to hone her skills, learning how to challenge and inspire her students, …

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Spotlight on TC Student Cristina Cammarano: Teaching Philosophy Plus the Core Canon  ☆

Cristina Cammarano is a Philosophy and Education Ph.D. candidate and recently completed a two-year preceptorship in Columbia College’s Core Preceptor program. She is currently a full-time instructor in TC's Philosophy and Education program.

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Dead Poets to Dangerous Minds: A Social Studies Film Class  ☆

A unique course offered in the Social Studies program this summer at Teachers College provided students with the opportunity to look at educationally themed films from a fresh angle. The class, called "Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic(?) Education on the Silver Screen," allowed participants to examine how these films can shape teachers’ ideas of …

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“Movers and Makers” Talent Showcase this Wednesday! 

“Movers and Makers” The SAA is proud to present “Movers and Makers,” a talent showcase that will feature visual and performing art. After all, the SAA advocates for the arts because they not only celebrate art, but create it as well. This is a chance for students and alums to showcase their talent and share …

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Ecogradients: Territorealities. Call for Papers 

Ecogradients: Territorealities... Open Call: For Ecogradient's third foray into interdisciplinary provinces we are taking-up the theme of Territoriality. This issue we will consider the ways that human identities and (in)securities can be mapped onto spatial experiences. How do the horizons of our personal and collective identities engage and rely upon the borders of intellectual territoreality? …

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Nicole Callahan: Destiny, Legacy and Literature 


Reposted from English Education. Written by Karin Van Orman.

Nicole Callahan is a high school English teacher living in Hermosa Beach, California. This fall, she returns to Columbia University as a Zankel Fellow and Doctoral student in the Teaching of English Department. You attended Columbia University as an undergrad. What is most exciting about returning to your alma mater and New York City? There …

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Submit a Proposal: KDP Centennial Conference 

Call for Proposals: Leadership through Service Are you helping improve New York City? Do you work with youth to improve their leadership skills? Does your research take you into the community? Have you done research on adult learning or continuing education? Share your work: submit a proposal! Who The Entire TC and CU Community Free …

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Finding More Questions: An Interview with Rachel Althof  ☆

I think people just do what they do and they try to do it well. The most important thing is to find the natural inclinations. That's what happened to me. It wasn't an argument that I made against being a professional artist, it was more that education was pulling me in. Now that I've come …

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Karin Van Orman: Packing Her Suitcase  ☆

Any reflective high-school teacher sees her students arrive to the high school classroom with a rich educational history. Every time students have an interaction with a teacher it informs their attitudes. They are filling a suitcase with their experiences. I want to gain experience working with students in earlier phases, while their suitcases are still …

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Christine Gentry: Teaching is Performing  ☆

Teaching is performing. I'm also involved in extracurricular activities like the drama club and the creative writing club. I love teaching kids to write. I was lucky enough to be able to teach a creative writing class when my school offered one a few years ago. We did publication celebrations where the whole school came …

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Music & Music Education 2009-2010 Round Up 

The Music and Music Education program at Teachers College stayed busy throughout the 2009-2010 school year.

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Third Annual Student Outreach Showcase 

The third annual Student Outreach Showcase was an opportunity for TC students to exhibit the work that they have done in New York schools and the surrounding community. Held on Thursday, May 6, 2010, this year's Student Outreach Showcase consisted of Teachers College students and affiliates from more than twenty organizations.

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Spotlight On…Ashley Taylor  ☆

TC has so many different activities and programs that it feels almost inevitable that some stones are left unturned. However, Ashley Taylor, doctoral student in the Teaching of Social Studies Program, is doing her best to take full advantage of everything that TC has to offer. Ashley attended the University of Virginia for her bachelor’s …

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Spotlight On…Jihae Shin  ☆

Jihae Shin is a first year doctoral student in the Music Education Program eagerly taking on all of the opportunities that Teachers College offers.

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