Hal Melnick

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor

Academic Interests

Leadership and systemic change, Mathematics education, The teacher learning process

Some of the Values that Shape My Work

I believe that teachers teach the way they have been taught. With that in mind, in my advisement, as well as in courses that I teach, I attempt to enact the principles and vision of Lucy Mitchell, Bank Street’s founder. Whether a teacher is working in an inner-city, suburban, private, or public school, the inspiration she feels as a teacher has to come from her own inspiration as a learner. Two essentials for a good school are good relationships and ongoing, healthy, open communication.

Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities

  • Public school teacher (K-6), New York City
  • Assistant Director - Project Open Classroom, Wayne, New Jersey
  • Madison Project Math Lab instructor - 10-session Saturday math courses for teachers, New York City Board of Education
  • Advisor to Policy Studies Associates, Washington, DC - five-year national study of Portfolio Assessment
  • Advisory Board to California Mathematics Leadership Program - supported NSF schools-wide change study

Recent Professional Contributions

  • Independent School Consultations
    Spence School
    Rye Country Day School
    Rippowam Cisqua Lower School  
  • Public School Consultations
    New York City Deparment of Education, Early Childhood Assessment in Math
  • International School Consultation
    Tsinghua International School, Beijing, China
    Summit Professional Development Centre, Manila, Philippines

  • Bank Street College Committees
    Faculty Advisory Committee
    Cross-College Retreat Committee

  • Member of External Organizatons
    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
    Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Math Education, Union Institute
  • M.S.Ed., Bank Street College
  • B.A., Economics, Queens College, City University of New York

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Moeller, B., Dubitsky, B., Cohen, M., Marshke-Tobier, K., Melnick, H., & Metnetsky, L. (2011). Math for all facilitator guide, grades K-2. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

  • Moeller, B., Dubitsky, B., Cohen, M., Marshke-Tobier, K., Melnick, H., & Metnetsky, L. (2011). Math for all facilitator guide, grades 3-5. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

  • Melnick, H. (1976). Metric learning/Teaching task cards. Mount Joy, PA: Childcraft. Math resource files for individualization total school mathematics enhancement program two teacher resource kits: Primary level (ages 6-8) and intermediate level (ages 8-11). (ESEA Title III Publication, Wayne, NJ First ed., 1974, revised 1976).

  • Melnick, H. (1974). Total school mathematics enhancement program: Intermediate level (ages 8-11). Wayne, NJ: ESEA TITLE III Publication.

  • Melnick, H. (1974). Total school mathematics enhancement program: Primary level (ages 6-8). Wayne, NJ: ESEA TITLE III Publication.

Contact me:

(212) 875-4485 hmelnick@bankstreet.edu
610 West 112Th Street, 649
New York, NY 10025