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Winter 2010

Reimagining the Possibilities

Volume 35, No. 1


Preparing Early Childhood Teachers

TC Remembrances

No consensus, but lots of good questions at TC's Socratic Conversations series

He's one of the world's best known Latino artists, but Raphael Montaez Ortiz regards ethnocentricity as a trap

As CEO of Houghton Mifflin, Harold Miller tried to create a coherent whole, particularly in the area of K--12 textbooks

Three alumni of TC's Arts and Administration program are winners of a video contest held by Americans for the Arts, a leading nonprofit, in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Connecting alumni far and near with Teachers College and each other
The Association committees have been in full gear providing enhanced and strategic resources and benefits for the entire alumni community
Rachel Moore navigated a career-ending injury to become Executive Director of the American Ballet Theatre
Nutritionist and best-selling author Ellie Krieger inspires people to make healthy choices
Two faculty members assess conditions for diversity at the College
The Provost's Investment Fund is backing faculty collaboration at TC
A small working group of faculty became students again as they pondered the implications of globalization
An Office that enhances community, diversity and organizational change
Looking at the concept that drives humankind forward has led scholars and students alike to study creativity
Seven experts preview a conversation on creativity they will hold at TC in spring 2011
Too often, technology in education is used simply to put study materials online or for narrow exercises in arriving at a pre-determined right answer.
Robbie McClintock was a humanist philosopher searching for a Nietzschean hammer. He found it in computers and the Web
At TC's Rita Gold Center, imagination is the curriculum
TC security officer Dennis Chambers (Ed.D.,'10; M.A.,'02; M.A.,'99) helps young people take control of their lives
Can diagnosing students' misconceptions lead to personalized teaching?
The study of brains reveals how similar we all are and evokes our common humanity.
Vivian Ota Wang referees the national debate on the uses of the human genome.
Higher ed for the 21st century
Employers are starved for employees who can reason and argue based on evidence. Deanna Kuhn has developed a curriculum to teach those skills
Rethinking literacy development in older students
In "retirement," Viola Vaughn has discovered her life's work: helping Senegal's girls keep the negative from sticking
Discovery is the stock-in-trade of TC's Hollingworth Science Camp
To sell inner-city teens on science, Christopher Emdin is meeting them on their own cultural turf
From backing up Elvis to singing with Toscanini, a former Midwestern farm boy came to know the score
Music provides intangible benefits by engaging the imagination and communicating ideas and emotions that words cannot adequately express
A five-day music improv workshop boosts kids' self-esteem
Without Arthur Wesley Dow, imitative realism might have soured Georgia O'Keeffe on an artistic career
TC's Macy Gallery exerts a powerful influence on artists who show there--and on art education students at the College
In a new TC class, students help older New York City artists catalogue their work
Maxine Greene propounds an outlook of "wide-awakeness" to art and life that continues to inspire many at TC and elsewhere.
[It is our] "-'incompleteness that summons us to the tasks of knowledge and action-'putting an explanation into words, fighting a plague, seeking homes for the homeless, restructuring inhumane schools." Maxine Greene, Releasing the Imagination
TC's faculty in print: George Bonanno and Derald Wing Sue
The Class of 2010 exits into a time of hope and challenge
Five new Trustees have joined the Teachers College Board
Keeping up with people, events and other news from Teachers College
President's Letter: TC's role is to serve society as a catalyst of human creativity.
Using new media can help court-involved youth see a bigger picture