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Graduate Spotlight: Janice Marciano Nimetz, History and Education  ☆

Janice Marciano Nimetz graduated this May with her PhD in History and Education. Nimetz has taught piano at the Emma Willard School for several years and plans to continue teaching there. Nimetz, who has also studied Musicology, hopes to find more places of intersection for her two passions: music and history.

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Graduate Spotlight: Marisa Gallin, English and English Education  ☆

Marisa Gallin, a recent English and English Education MA graduate, had practiced law for three years before deciding to teach English. She was drawn to the English and English Education program at Teachers College based on its student-centered approach to teaching, focus on literature and writing, and its progressive nature.

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Graduate Spotlight: Gillian Esquivia-Cohen, Bilingual/Bicultural Education  ☆

For the past two years as a student in TC’s Bilingual/Bicultural Education program, Gillian Esquivia-Cohen has been working with child immigrants, new-arrivals to U.S. classrooms, and researching traumatic immigration (trauma that results from severe psychological stress either immediately before, during, or immediately after the immigration process.) Traumatic immigration is much more common than educators and …

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Graduate Spotlight: Michael Tillman, Teaching of Social Studies  ☆

Michael Tillman graduated with his Master’s degree in Teaching of Social Studies and “loved every last minute of it.”

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Graduate Spotlight: Daniel Mann, Applied Linguistics  ☆

Daniel Mann graduated this May with his Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. Looking back at his time at TC, one of the biggest take-aways for him is the ability to relate to a variety of people on different levels.

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Graduate Spotlight: Erika Pekar, Art and Art Education  ☆

Erika Pekar graduated from Teachers College in May with a Masters in Art and Art Education. Prior to earning her degree, Erika received a Master’s in Elementary Education from Scranton University.

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Graduate Spotlight: Guillermo Marini, Philosophy and Education  ☆

Guillermo Marini, a PhD graduate in the Philosophy and Education program, has been busy teaching Multidisciplinary Analysis of Education and Philosophy and Education in Chile at the School of Education of the Universidad Catolica de Chile, where he plans to continue working post-graduation.

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Research Spotlight: History and Education’s Cassandra E. Virgin  ☆

This past fall, Cassandra Virgin traded in her finance career at Goldman Sachs for a spot in the History and Education Master’s program.

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Student Spotlight on Research: Suzi Bigliani  ☆

Suzi Bigliani is currently completing her Masters in Arts Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to attending Teachers College she worked in business and client development at Christie’s Auction House.

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Teacher-Student Talk  ☆

Teachers in training are often told what they need to do to effectively deliver information to their students. But how does that actually look? How does it sound? The how is exactly what TESOL/Applied Linguistics doctoral student Sarah Creider is seeking to uncover through her research.

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Spotlight on Research: Jane Hoellman Kahn 

Jane Hoellman Kahn is a New York City based artist and educator. She is the founding art teacher of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. In December 2011, she defended her dissertation in Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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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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Spotlight on Philosophy and Education Alumna Shaireen Rasheed  ☆

Shaireen Rasheed is the Associate Professor of Education at C. W. Post Long Island University. She received her undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University in Philosophy, did her Master’s work at The New School in Philosophy, and earned her Ph.D. from TC’s Philosophy and Education program with a concentration in Urban Policy.

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Building Communities of Readers  ☆

Bilingual/Bicultural Education Associate Professor Carmen Martínez-Roldán believes that building a child’s identity as a reader, in any way possible, is one sure way to positively impact literacy and foster a greater connection to school. Working in collaboration with professors from the UK, Spain, and Australia, her research involves using wordless texts as a basis for …

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Research Spotlight: Philosophy and Education Alumna Shaireen Rasheed  ☆

Professor Shaireen Rasheed of C. W. Post Long Island University’s Ph.D. work at TC focused on creating a curriculum of existentialist action in the classroom. A spiritual child of Maxine Green, Rasheed was delighted to have the master respond to her work when she presented at the Philosophy and Education program’s colloquium.

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Breaking Barriers: English Education Diversity Class Welcomes The Steinhardt School of Education  ☆

English Education’s Diversity class, taught by Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, recently welcomed special guests: 26 New York University Steinhardt School of Education undergraduates, along with their two professors, Dr. Suzanne Carothers (Director of the Undergraduate Childhood Program in Teaching & Learning at Steinhardt) and Ms. Susan Browne, (lead teacher at NYC's Children's Workshop school).

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BBE Alumnus Greg Halzen Wins 2012 NABE Award  ☆

The Bilingual/Bicultural program is pleased to congratulate 2010 BBE Peace Corps Fellow Alumnus Greg Halzen, who has been awarded the 2012 NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education) Teacher of the Year award.

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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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The Colloquium in Philosophy and Education  ☆

A long-standing element of its academic program, the Colloquium in Philosophy and Education is rooted in the centuries-old tradition of Philosophy as an academic discipline.  The Colloquium represents a chance for students to experience a variety of perspectives that will help them examine such questions and concepts as “what is justice?” or “what does it …

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Thinking Through Drawing Symposium: Practice Into Knowledge  ☆

In a weekend that brought together leaders in such diverse fields as medicine, architecture, textile design and cognitive science and gave them a commonality, the Art and Art Education Department’s recent Thinking Through Drawing Symposium was a ground-breaking event and the first of its kind in the nation.  “This has been a long time coming,” …

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