2011 TC Research
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Spirituality May Protect Against Depression

Lisa Miller's study found that spirituality or religion is effective in preventing depression -- especially in those most susceptible. Read more...
SEI conference

Taking a Page From the World's Best Schools

A Teachers College initiative is sharing approaches and strategic practices from the world's top school systems Read more...
Domestic violence conference at tc 2013

Bringing the Impact of Domestic Violence Home

A conference at TC shines a hard light on one of the world's most prevalent abuses Read more...

Honoring a Legacy for Generations to Come

The fifth annual iteration of the College’s signature homecoming event – themed “Celebrating a Tradition for Tomorrow” in recognition of TC’s 125th anniversary – was designed to “reflect our goal to honor and advance the TC legacy for generations to come” Read more...

Policy Comes to the Table

Food was front and center as the College hosted a major conference on food research, policy and practice and announced its new Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education and Policy. Read more...

A Book as Diverse as its Topic

James Banks and TC contributors discuss the new Encyclopedia of Diversity. Read More...

Welcome

More than any other research institution of its kind, TC has led the way in increasing understanding of how people of all ages learn in all disciplines, how best to teach them what they need to know, and how to transform our findings into actual curricula in classrooms and other settings. Some of these high-impact researches are:
  • Designing advanced mathematics education for very young children
  • Providing diabetes education for health care professionals who help patients manage their disease
  • Educating high school and college students about the national debt, the federal budget deficit and other issues related to fiscal responsibility
  • Training top executives at corporations and non-profits to lead their organizations through major and often volatile change
  • Bringing elementary school teachers—including those who have had no formal science preparation—up to speed in both science content and pedagogy
  • Educating elementary and middle school students—an age group among whom obesity has been growing at an alarming rate—to change their behaviors around nutrition and fitness
  • Creating new paradigms in the teaching of Chinese to speakers of other languages
  • Using science-based teaching to enable thousands of children diagnosed with autism and other language deficits to speak and function in mainstream schools