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Mini Moments With Big Thinkers

Mini Moments With Big Thinkers

Margaret Crocco

Margaret Crocco, Special Assistant to the Provost of the University of Iowa and former TC Professor of Social Studies and Education, led development of the groundbreaking social studies curriculum Teaching the Levees:“Teaching The Levees: A Curriculum for Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement,” a 112-page multimedia tool that explores civic issues raised by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Launched in 2007, the curriculum is keyed to director Spike Lee’s four-hour HBO documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Thirty thousand copies of a boxed set, published by TC Press, that combined the curriculum with a DVD of the film, were distributed free of charge to schools, churches and community organizations around the country, and the curriculum continues to be regularly downloaded by new users.

Crocco is an authority on diversity issues in social studies education; the history of citizenship education; technology and the social studies; and teacher education. She is the author of several books, including Clio in the Classroom: A Guide to Teaching US Women’s History (Oxford University Press, 2009), Social Studies and the Press: Keeping the Beast at Bay? (Information Age Publishers, 2005), Learning to Teach in an Age of Accountability (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates),"Bending the Future to Their Will": Civic Women, Social Education, and Democracy (Rowman and Littlefield), andPedagogies of Resistance: Women Educator Activists, 1880-1960  (Teachers College Press).

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Premiered on 8/26/2013


In "Mini Moments with Big Thinkers," leading figures in Teachers College's history discuss groundbreaking ideas, research and initiatives born at the College during the past half-century. The Mini Moments are drawn from the College’s Oral History Project, a collection of more than 90 videotaped interviews conducted by Melanie Shorin and Jessica Wiederhorn, the principals of The Narrative Trust, a private firm that conducts and captures the oral histories of institutions, communities and individuals. Produced in conjunction with TC’s Department of Development and External Affairs, the Mini-Moments are airing throughout 2013.

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Nahas Angula

Ed.M., 1979; M.A., 1978

Leonard Blackman

Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education

George Bonanno

Professor of Psychology and Education and Professor of Clinical Psychology

Warner Burke

Professor of Psychology & Education

George Bond

Professor of Anthropology and Education

Margaret Crocco

former TC Professor of Social Studies and Education

Morton Deutsch

E.L. Thorndike Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education

Christopher Emdin

Assistant Professor of Science Education

Alumnus William Epps

Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Los Angeles

Celia Genishi

Professor of Education

Antoinette Gentile

Professor Emeritus, Movement Sciences

A. Lin Goodwin

Vice Dean and Professor of Education

Edmund Gordon

Richard March Hoe Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education

Maxine Greene

William F. Russell Professor Emeritus in Foundations of Education

R. Douglas Greer

Professor of Psychology and Education

Jeffrey Henig

Professor of Political Science & Education, Department Chair, EPSA

Sharon Lynn Kagan

Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy

John B. King, Jr.

Ed.D. '08, New York State Commissioner of Education

Henry Levin

Professor of Economics & Education

Eric Nadelstern

Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership

Sandra Okita

Assistant Professor of Technology and Education

Michael Rebell

Professor of Law and Education

William Dodge Rueckert

Co-Chair, Teachers College Board of Trustees

Donna Shalala

President of the University of Miami, former TC faculty member

Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Professor of Education

Derald Wing Sue

Professor of Psychology and Education

Ruth Vinz

Program Coordinator, English Education

Cally L. Waite

Associate Professor of History and Education

Barbara Wallace

Professor of Health Education

Vivian Ota Wang

M. Phil. '94, Ph.D. '95

Howell Wechsler

Ed.D. '95 and 2012-2013 Tisch Lecturer

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Sex Therapist, Author and Media Personality