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Getting Dialogical with Professor Bob Fecho from the English Education Program 

This past fall, Bob Fecho, formerly a professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia, joined the faculty in the English Education program at Teachers College. Prof. Fecho is not only distinguished in the study of language, identity and sociocultural perspectives in secondary classrooms, but has decades of firsthand …

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The Collaboration and Connection of A&H in the City 

Catherine Box, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, and Patricia Martinez-Álvarez (left to right). Photo by Margaret Ferrec.   On Thursday, December 10th, TC faculty and alumni came together for an unforgettable evening of dancing, learning, sharing, and connecting at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for A&H in the City: …

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Three Star English Education Students Look Back on Receiving the New Teacher Award 

The New Teacher Award is given in recognition of outstanding performance in student teaching, excellence in scholarship, and service to the College. This award is granted annually to an individual student or in cases of equal merit may be shared by up to three equally deserving recipients. Last year’s awards were announced this past summer …

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A&H Alumnus Nick Sousanis on TC, Alternative Scholarship, and Serious Educational Comics 

Comics artist and educator Nick Sousanis is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Comics Studies at the University of Calgary. He received his doctorate in education in 2014, and he wrote and drew his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Titled "Unflattening," it argues for the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning, and it …

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TC Launches the New Teacher Network to Support Early Career Alumni for Teaching of English and Social Studies 

The New Teacher Network at TC, or NTN@TC, provides recent TC graduates with mentoring, practical resources and opportunities to collaborate with TC colleagues in the critical first three years of teaching. Hands-on workshops, online coaching, discussion forums, and access to resources are some of the many supports made available in this unique pilot program. NTN@TC …

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English Ed Professor Sherdian Blau On Student Summer Reading Lists  ☆

Sheridan Blau, Distinguished Senior Lecturer and English Education Program Coordinator, quoted in Reuters Health article, "Choice in books may help kids' reading score over summer."

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Empowering Black Girls: Monique Lane 

TC Today's Spring/Summer 2015 issue features 10 faculty members and two innovators whose research looks beyond the traditional boundaries of specific disciplines.

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The Confined Arts in Brooklyn, Disrupting Confinement Narratives 

The Confined Arts: 2nd Edition brought new and old faces to Shwick Market and Gallery in Brooklyn on the evening of March 27th, 2015. In a larger space with a stronger crowd, the 2nd Edition expanded their platform and discussion around incarceration and the broken justice system in the United States.

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Prof. Janet Miller to Receive the Mary Anne Raywid Award at AERA 

Janet L. Miller, Professor of English Education, will receive The Mary Anne Raywid Award of the Society of Professors of Education (SPE) on April 18, 2015, during the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference.

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Doctoral Student Adam Tramantano Launches New Digital Journal 

Adam Tramantano, a doctoral student in English Education, a part-time instructor in Arts and Humanities, and a full-time teacher at The Bronx High School of Science, and has recently launched an open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice.

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Preview: Racial Literacy Roundtable, March 11 

The next Racial Literacy Roundtable: Youth Education and Systems will be March 11, 2015. The featured speaker will be Tammy Arnstein on "Positionality and Privilege in Education Research: Race, Risks, and Responsibilities."

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CPP Cafe: What Keeps Us Locked In? 

Don't miss the next installment of the Civic Participation Project at Teachers College, "CPP Cafe: What Keeps Us Locked In?" on Wednesday, February 18, 11:30-1p at 109 Zankel. Topics will include racism, classism, ableism, sexism, heterosexism, and more.

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Racial Literacy Roundtable: Educating Greatness 

It’s no secret that schools today are populated by students who carry their own unique stories and struggles to the classroom. What we may lack, however, is the space to talk about it. Six years ago, Assistant Professor of English Education Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D., and her Masters students realized they were not satisfied with …

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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 …

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Critical Reading: Teaching Adolescents to Read the Word and the World  ☆

This Wednesday, March 12, Professor Deborah Appleman of Carleton College will be conducting an interactive workshop on the importance of critical reading in the high school classroom. Specifically, Appleman will demonstrate how to help adolescents read literature through multiple perspectives. The workshop, which is based off Appleman’s book Critical Encounters in High School English will …

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Ernest Morrell- English Professor & IUME Director & … AERA Fellow!  ☆

Please take a second to read all about Arts & Humanities English Education Professor Ernest Morrell.

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New Faculty: Randi Dickson 

New faculty member Randi Dickson had two questions when she began her dissertation “Confirming Testimonies: Conversations with Three Women Educators” back in 1999 at Teachers College. Those questions were, “In what ways does the teaching inform the living and in what ways does the living inform the teaching?” With the help of three mentors and …

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EVENT: Teaching Writing to Reluctant Writers 

What would entice students in the English Education Department to hang out at Teachers College until 9pm on a Wednesday night? No, not free food (although there was a dinner involved). The real star of the night at the English Education Department's October 23rd event was the magnetic guest speaker Jeff Anderson. While working as …

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Student Profiles: AERA  ☆

Nick Sousanis is a doctoral candidate working at the intersection of comics and scholarship.  We sat down recently to talk about the work he presented at the AERA annual meeting.  In what became a wide-ranging conversation we talked about the place of aesthetics in research and culture, and much else. Nick’s dissertation is titled “Unflattening: …

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Student Publication: Lauren Kelly 

Hip-Hop Literature: The Politics, Poetics, and Power of Hip-Hop in the English Classroom English Journal, Vol. 102, No. 5, May 2013 "This article was initially written as a proposal to the director of secondary English Language Arts at the school district in which I teach. I was seeking approval to create and teach an elective class …

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