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American Artists, American Art, a collection of children’s books curated by Simone Schloss from the Curriculum
At my special request, Carolina Cambronero Varela poses alongside my favorite image from her photographic exhibition, “From Negative to Positive,” on view at the Offit Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University through next Thursday, May 30, 2019. This not-to-be-missed exhibition, which focuses on the Congregatio...
The March Staff Picks collection, American Singers, American Song, on the second floor of the Teachers College Gottesman Libraries, features profiles of singers from the 1870s to the present, including such notables as the Jubilee Singers, Sophie Tucker, Woody Guthrie, Mahalia Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Marian Anderson, Odetta, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, and Queen Latifah. There are song anthologies and stories about some of my favorite genres of American popular music, including ...
On Thursday, December 14, Abby the Therapy Dog made her first visit of the Fall 2017 finals period to the Gottesman Libraries. She was met with delight by the some three dozen drop-ins at the Third Floor Offit Gallery who stopped to spend time de-stressing in her and each other’s company. Four-year-old Abby is certified by the Good Dog Foundation, which participates in the training of their dogs and handlers. Abby has been a member of the Teacher’s College Community since joining Karen and Bill Baldwin’s family as a puppy. Karen Ann Baldwin, Abby’...
The December Staff Picks collection, Silver Anniversary Picture Books, on the second floor of the Teachers College Gottesman Libraries, showcases a favorite group of picture book authors and illustrators who were active some 25 years ago. Concentrating on this period allows me to highlight books, published prior to 1990, from the closed stacks. More recent books in the exhibition, by the same authors and illustrators, are drawn from the open stacks. Som...
On October 26th, Teachers College professor and program director Hansun Zhang Waring captivated a standing-room-only audience in Gottesman Libraries with an eagerly awaited talk on h...
Today’s huge front page NY Times article from the “Education Disrupted” series may be of interest to those eagerly anticipating the Sept 18th EdLab seminar from the team developing a special issue of TCR on teachers' use of social media as professional development. "Teachers Promote Their Brands, Drawing Fans and Controversy" (online title Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues) spotlights Kayla Delzer, a third grade educator in North Dakota. ...