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Addressing the December holidays in public school classrooms 

For many, December brings with it a myriad of emotions. The weather is changing, the semester is ending, and holidays are coming. Along with exams to take or grade, there are cards to write and gifts to buy. Many feel excited, stressed, or anxious as one year ends and another is set to begin. For …

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Social Studies Doctoral Students Present at the NCSS Annual Conference 

On December 2-4, 2011, Social Studies educators from across the country convened in Washington DC at the 91st National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. The gathering offered a plethora of learning opportunities for participants around the theme of Dimensions of Diversity. The three-day event was kicked off with a series of pre-conference clinics …

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Bringing a World of Experience Into the Classroom: The Peace Corps Fellows 

Teachers College offers a unique opportunity for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are committed to teaching in New York City's public schools. The Peace Corps Fellows Program at TC provides a number of benefits, including a sizable scholarship, to RPCVs who work toward their degree while teaching full time, which is no small task. …

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From Black Hawk Helicopters to a Middle School classroom 

Teachers College alum John McNally is bringing a world of experience to his middle school students. A 2009 graduate from the Social Studies program, McNally now teaches 6th and 7th grade history at Horace Mann Middle School in Riverdale. Recently featured along with his wife and father-in-law in Time magazine’s story “The New Greatest Generation,” …

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Anand Marri and Scott Wylie published in Social Education 

An article by TC Social Studies Associate Professor Anand Marri and doctoral candidate Scott Wylie can be seen in last month's Social Education. Former TC Social Studies program coordinator and current dean of the University of Iowa College of Education Margaret Crocco serves as lead author on their article "Income Inequality and U.S. Tax Policy." …

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Sandra Schmidt published in Social Education 

The Social Studies program is pleased to announce that its newest faculty member, Sandra Schmidt,  has been published in last month's Social Education. Her article, "Who Lives on the Other Side of That Boundary: A Model of Geographic Thinking," considers the idea that questioning the logic behind how we divide continents could be one way …

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Spotlight on Chris Babits: Social Studies and Education Ed.D. Student 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Chris Babits is an Ed.D. candidate in Social Studies Education.  He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History from Clark University, focusing on the history of the United States and Atlantic World.  Chris was a boarding school teacher for three years, has done curatorial work for the Nantucket Historical Association and research for the …

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Doctoral student Sandy Pope published in Social Education 

Last month's Social Education features an article by the Social Studies program's own Alexander "Sandy" Pope. Authored with colleagues Laurel Stolte and Alison K. Cohen,  "Closing the Civic Engagement Gap: The Potential of Action Civics" looks at action-oriented projects that address local issues as a means to motivate students academically and encourage them to be …

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Building Background: Andrew Kempe’s journey to broaden horizons through Social Studies 

Andrew Kempe’s background in journalism and history has proven invaluable in his current role as a Social Studies student teacher at the Bronx High School of Science. Having worked in the Middle East and Latin America, this world traveler has a myriad of experiences and perspectives to share with his students. A student in the …

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Social Studies and Education Student Luke Bolton’s Reflections on “Race and Membership” Workshop 

Social Studies student Luke Bolton reflects on Facing History and Ourselves at TC.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Luke Bolton is an Initial Certification student in Social Studies and Education. It has only been a year since I decided that I was going to change my career path from international relations to social studies education and only two months since I started classes at Teachers College. Coming so recently to the study and …

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Examining democratic education through an international lens: Chingfu Lan 

The fact that Chingfu Lan, a PhD student in the Social Studies program, hails from Taiwan gives him a unique perspective when it comes to civic education. After teaching civics in his home country for several years, Lan’s interest in democratic education was piqued. “The reason is that Taiwan is a young democratic country. In …

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On a mission: Xiaoying Qi seeks to serve students in rural China  ☆

Drawn by its international reputation, Xiaoying Qi came to Teachers College from China where, she says, many people consider TC to be one of the most famous and prestigious institutions of its kind. Tao Sing Ju, regarded as the teacher of President Mao Zedong, is one of China’s most famous educational thinkers and practitioners, and …

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

Go in depth with Facing History and Ourselves at Teachers College.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

On October 21 and 22, TC will host 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 …

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INSTEP Social Studies: Delving Deeper and Making Connections 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Ashley Taylor, a doctoral student in Social Studies Education, is finishing her third year as that department’s INSTEP coordinator. This means that, because the program runs for three summer sessions, she will be moving on just as her first group of students graduates from the program. One of the most rewarding things about being the …

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Charise Richards: On the road to unconventional teaching  ☆

Brooklyn native Charise Richards has her sights set on using the world as her classroom. Leaving her college’s Atlanta campus for over a year to study abroad in the Dominican Republic and Argentina was an experience she says changed her as a person. Now at TC in the Social Studies Education program, Richards looks forward …

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Aviv Cohen: One international student’s passion for Civics Education 

For Aviv Cohen, “Where are you from?” is a hard question to answer. Born to Israeli parents in the United States, he attended school in Connecticut through third grade before moving to Jerusalem where he grew up. Coming to Teachers College for graduate school, he felt more like an Israeli coming to the United States, …

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Dead Poets to Dangerous Minds: A Social Studies Film Class 

The Program in Social Studies explores democratic education and the silver screen.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

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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New Faculty Profile: Sandra Schmidt  ☆

Welcoming the Social Studies Program's new professor, Dr. Sandra Schmidt!


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Sandra Schmidt joins the Social Studies faculty at TC from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Having earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and with a background in teaching secondary social studies in various places across the country, Dr. Schmidt has also worked as a teacher educator in Dedza, Malawi and has been …

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This Week at TC: The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference (June 23-25) 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

“The State of Children:  Politics and Policies of Childhood in Global Perspective” The Society for the History of Children and Youth is an international scholarly organization that places current controversies involving children in historical perspective. The SHCY’s sixth biennial conference will take place June 23-25 at Teacher’s College. Admission for TC students and faculty is …

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First Annual Civics Day New York 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

May 11, 2011. The first annual Civics Day New York was held at Teachers College.  The event was hosted by Generation Citizen, facilitated by Social Studies and Education Ph.D. candidate Sandy Pope and sponsored by the student organization Kappa Delta Pi. Generation Citizen’s mission is to expand democratic participation among youth populations that have been …

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