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Posted by Amelia Clune '11 on Jun 18, 2014

"It is the story that owns and directs us..." —Chinua Achebe. Blogger Amelia Clune '11 In order to promote engagement and engender achievement in the classroom, we as teachers must appreciate how "identity narratives" impact perceptions of societal roles. The great Nigerian novelist, and a professor of mine at Bard ...

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Posted by Jane Nixon Willis on May 14, 2014

Some thoughts on what rigor in school actually means Part Two: Making choices, making mistakes In reality, school is infused with awkwardness at every turn. Growing bodies are awkward, teachers are awkward, technology does weird things; the day is packed with socially confusing situations. Everybody did the math wrong today ...

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Posted by Jane Nixon Willis on Apr 21, 2014

Some thoughts on what rigor in school actually means: Part One: What is yes, and...? Improvisation is an edgy, spontaneous art form - and completely unscripted. This means that you don't know what will happen next, or what your co-players will do or come up with. Unscripted is the key ...

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Posted by Jane Nixon Willis on Mar 17, 2014

Writing to Reflect Real Life: Why the Personal Narrative is so Important to Students: Pre-K – 12th Grade As you grow up in this world you realize people really don't give a sh*t about what you feel or what you think. —David Coleman at NY State Department of Education presentation, ...

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Posted by Steve Evangelista on Feb 10, 2014

I'm writing with Margaret Ryan on the eve of a forum about inequities in public education. We chose specifically to focus this panel discussion and roundtable on public school education, and not just charter school education, even though we have been running a charter school for the past nine years. ...

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Posted by Anne Mitchell on Jan 22, 2014

Bank Street College began in 1916 as the Bureau of Educational Experiments located on Bank Street in Greenwich Village. The Bank Street Early Childhood (summer) Leadership program (aka in its early days "Day Care Administration") began in 1981 and will be 35 years old in 2016 — when Bank Street ...

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Posted by BSCAA on Dec 17, 2013

As a long time graduate of Bank Street College, (67) I am still practicing our beliefs through teaching at a Community College, and my Princeton TV30 shows called, "Back Story with Joan Goldstein." Here is the link to the newest show on "Storms and Survival" which looks at the role ...

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Posted by Jim Clay on Nov 04, 2013

On Sunday, September 29, a group of DC-based Bank Street alums gathered at Concord Hill School in Chevy Chase, MD, where alum Denise Gershowitz is head of school. The occasion was a film screening and discussion of40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? a documentary which tells the story of ...

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Posted by BSCAA on Jun 07, 2013

On May 17, 2013, Bank street's Alumni Association presented Leslie Bedford, former Chair of Bank Street College of Education's Leadership in Museum Education Program, with an Ida Karp Award to honor her consistent and outstanding dedication to Bank Street College, its philosophy, and its long term goals. The following is ...

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Posted by Linda Reing on May 22, 2013

By Sara Stone '04 Sara Stone'04 with BSCAA President Jesse Pugh. Our work together has been a motivation and an inspiration to continue the work Alli and I are doing. Bank Street has been a part of my life since I began my teaching career at Midtown West a public ...

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Posted by Linda Reing on May 21, 2013

By Allison Keil '04 Distinguished Service Award winner Allison Keil and BSCAA President Jesse Pugh. Firstly let me start by saying it is an absolute honor to be here tonight and to be introduced by Frank, a longtime mentor to me is an additional honor. Tonight feels like a night ...

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Posted by BSCAA on May 06, 2013

Dear Fellow Bank Street Alum: A tremendous opportunity to raise funds for Bank Street’s Alumni Association (BSCAA), without writing a check, has come our way. A fellow alum has introduced us to a cutting edge energy company called, Viridian, which provides affordable green energy to customers. This initiative has the ...

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Posted by BSCAA on May 06, 2013

By Amelia Clune, 2011 I have been thinking recently about how new technologies are changing the way individuals socialize, particularly the parallels between the ways in which children enjoy interacting in the classroom and the way adolescents and adults are interacting “virtually”. A few nights ago I had dinner with ...

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Posted by BSCAA on May 02, 2013

Bank Street Graduate School Alumni: are you an excellent writer? Would you like to give back to Bank Street? Do you live within commuting distance of the college? The graduate school writing assistance program needs you! Bank Street Graduate School is seeking alumni who are excellent writers to serve as ...

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Posted by BSCAA on Apr 09, 2013

By Otis Kriegel, 2000 Bank Street graduate It was great to be back at Bank Street, speaking to recent alumni, current students and professors. I hope to return again soon. If you missed my workshop, How To Survive Your First Years of Teaching & Have a Life, here are two ...

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