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Volume XII, No.7 ♦ 5/2007

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  • A Firsthand Look at Quality Teaching

    A Firsthand Look at Quality Teaching

    Everyone talks about high quality teaching - but what does it really look like?
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • A Pair of Pop Pedagogues

    A Pair of Pop Pedagogues

    Most teachers see pop culture as the enemy - a competitor for their students' attention. Ryan Goble and Nicole Trackman embrace it.
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • Education, Very Broadly Defined

    Education, Very Broadly Defined

    When Herve Varenne earned his Ph.D. in the 1970s, his grandmother, whose formal schooling had stopped in the sixth grade, told him, "Remember, you may have more instruction than I have, but you are not more educated."
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • Extending a Helping Hand

    Nothing can mitigate the horror and loss of the shootings that occurred on April 16 at Virginia Tech. Still, if anything positive can be said to have resulted from the tragedy, it is that schools across the nation are revisiting their counseling and mental health policies-'"and TC is no exception.
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • In Passing

    In Passing

    It's amazing how fast an academic year goes by. It's as though we live on a slightly smaller planet, where all the cycles are compressed into nine months instead of 12. As the warm weather finally arrives and the rest of the world is just beginning to stretch its legs, here we suddenly are, rushing to write papers, complete projects, say goodbyes and plan next steps. At any school, that makes for an unsettling time - but perhaps even more so for us right now here at TC.
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • Joe Brosnan to Leave TC

    Joe Brosnan to Leave TC

    Joseph Brosnan, Vice President for Development and External Affairs, will leave Teachers College this summer to become the twelfth President of Delaware Valley College, a nationally ranked comprehensive college of 2,100 students in Doylestown, Pennsylvania that was founded in 1898.
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • Levin Named to NAE

    Levin Named to NAE

    TC's Henry M. Levin, an internationally known education economist, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Education (NAE).
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • TC Honors Jim Collins

    TC Honors Jim Collins

    TC's Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education has presented its 2007 Klingenstein Leadership Award to the organizational guru Jim Collins, author of Built to Last, Good to Great and other global best-sellers that have identified the signature of qualities and practices of exceptional leaders and managers.
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • TC

    TC's Presence at AERA: Eclectic, Wide-Ranging and Award-Winning

    Teachers College was out in force once again at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, held this year in Chicago in early April. The meeting - the largest in AERA history, with more than 15,000 attendees - featured 154 presentations by TC faculty, students and staff. TC faculty, students and alumni also received honors at the meeting.
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • Thomas Sobol, Shirley Ann Jackson and Lee Shulman to Speak at Convocation

    In a departure from previous years, Teachers College will award just three medals at its convocation ceremonies this year, but the stature of the recipients-'"each of whom will deliver an address to the new graduates - is anything but scaled down.
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • Thought for Food

    Thought for Food

    Why, amid a deluge of new information about diet and cholesterol, are Americans getting steadily fatter?
    Published: 5/8/2007