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Learning To Teach: Observing And Reflecting, Nancy Nager Apr 2018

Learning To Teach: Observing And Reflecting, Nancy Nager

All Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

This video series, “Learning to Teach,” provides a platform for professional development in early childhood education. It introduces viewers to compelling early childhood classroom footage accompanied by facilitated discussions about observations and teaching practices. You will get a hands-on look at how beginning teachers learn to closely observe children and engage in reflective conversations about children, materials, the classroom environment and themselves.


Descriptive Inquiry At Bank Street: Building Intellectual Community While Responding To Accreditation, Jessica Charles Feb 2018

Descriptive Inquiry At Bank Street: Building Intellectual Community While Responding To Accreditation, Jessica Charles

All Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

Over the 2016-17 academic year, Bank Street Graduate School faculty and staff participated in a school-wide Descriptive Inquiry process to examine their programs and pedagogy. As part of the process, faculty met regularly to share their practices and to strengthen their well-established programs in teacher and leader preparation, museum education, and child life. Dean Cecelia Traugh initiated this process, drawing on her extensive experience implementing Descriptive Inquiry in higher education settings, in order to help faculty reflect on their practice, improve program quality, and build organizational coherence.


Play As A Growth Process (1951), Barbara Biber Oct 2015

Play As A Growth Process (1951), Barbara Biber

Bank Street Thinkers

"What do play experiences do for child growth? If a child can have a really full wholesome experience with play, he will be having the most wholesome kind of fun that a child can have. For a child to have fun is basic to his future happiness. His early childhood play may become the basic substance out of which he lays down one of his life patterns, namely, not only that one can have fun but that one can create fun...."


"Deep As A Giant" : An Experiment In Children's Language (1938), Claudia Lewis Oct 2015

"Deep As A Giant" : An Experiment In Children's Language (1938), Claudia Lewis

Bank Street Thinkers

Claudia Lewis shares with the reader the delightful and surprising ways in which her class of four and five-year-olds describe the world around them. They refreshingly bypass grown-up cliches with their own version of description: "Easy as drinking water," "fast as you see yourself in the mirror," "flat as a necktie." Although written in 1938, the reader can easily "hear" the same wondrous language in young children today.


Test-Taking Or Not In The Early Years, Anne Santa Jan 2015

Test-Taking Or Not In The Early Years, Anne Santa

Progressive Education in Context

Explains why the Bank Street School for Children does not use an admissions test for young children applying to the program.


Tools For Life - Lower School Coordinator Laura Guarino's Address To Lower School Families On Curriculum Night, October 25, 2012, Laura Guarino Jan 2015

Tools For Life - Lower School Coordinator Laura Guarino's Address To Lower School Families On Curriculum Night, October 25, 2012, Laura Guarino

Progressive Education in Context

In a message to parents of young children, Laura Guarino emphasizes Bank Street School for Children's focus on helping children develop their capacity to be learners, to be flexible thinkers, and creative problem solvers.


Block Building: Opportunities For Learning, Harriet K. Cuffaro May 1995

Block Building: Opportunities For Learning, Harriet K. Cuffaro

Books

The learning opportunities available in block building, and the dramatic play accompanying it, are many and varied.


Play Making In The School Group; The Use Of Pantomime In Developing Acting Techniques, Ellen W. Steele, Charlotte Perry Jan 1935

Play Making In The School Group; The Use Of Pantomime In Developing Acting Techniques, Ellen W. Steele, Charlotte Perry

69 Bank Street

Volume 1 Number 4, January 1935

"Play making in the school group" describes the kind of play that grows through the school experience (in this case, a field trip) and takes form in the school life."

"The use of pantomime in developing acting techniques" describes the teacher's first steps in guiding young children beyond pretend play toward dramatic form through the use of pantomime."