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Promoting Shared Decision Making Through Descriptive Inquiry, Rachel Seher, Cecelia Traugh, Alan Cheng Apr 2018

Promoting Shared Decision Making Through Descriptive Inquiry, Rachel Seher, Cecelia Traugh, Alan Cheng

All Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

This article describes the process through which faculty members at City-As-School, a progressive public high school in New York City, recently began to use descriptive inquiry to more fully actualize one of the school’s core values: a commitment to “democracy as a way of life” (Dewey 1939, 2).


Social Studies And Geography (1934), Lucy Sprague Mitchell Oct 2015

Social Studies And Geography (1934), Lucy Sprague Mitchell

Bank Street Thinkers

Lucy Sprague Mitchell muses upon the meaning of each of the title words separately and then together providing insight into how children learn best -- by doing. Discusses Mitchell's concepts of human geography and how school trips promote students' understanding of their world.


The Bank Street Program: Child Growth And Learning In Social Studies Experiences (1952), Charlotte B. Winsor Oct 2015

The Bank Street Program: Child Growth And Learning In Social Studies Experiences (1952), Charlotte B. Winsor

Bank Street Thinkers

"The teachers and psychologists who are the Bank Street group lay no claim to the discovery of any new axioms in educational practice. They have invented no method, no device, no gadget that opens magic doors to learning. What they have done is to establish principles based upon the needs and purposes of children, related to the world in which they live..." This article illustrates a program at City and Country School in which class jobs, such as running the school post office, supply store, and printing shop form the base for social studies experiences. Applying a philosophy similar to ...


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...."


The Bank Street Thinkers: Foundational Knowledge To Support Our Roots And Wings, Bank Street College Of Education Oct 2015

The Bank Street Thinkers: Foundational Knowledge To Support Our Roots And Wings, Bank Street College Of Education

Bank Street Thinkers

A series of papers and lectures that explore Bank Street history, the concepts of teaching and teacher preparation, our long history of social studies teaching and curriculum development, the role of language and play in young children's growth, and a look at the meaning of competence in schools.


A Parent's Point Of View, Sandra Pinnavaia Jan 2015

A Parent's Point Of View, Sandra Pinnavaia

Progressive Education in Context

A parent in the Bank Street School for Children offers her perspective on the value of the educational philosophy and classroom practice in the School.


I Learned That A Nail Can Go Through A Bottlecap Easily: The Buddies Program At Bank Street, Greg David, Emily Linsay Jan 2015

I Learned That A Nail Can Go Through A Bottlecap Easily: The Buddies Program At Bank Street, Greg David, Emily Linsay

Progressive Education in Context

The buddies program at the Bank Street School for Children, where each classroom pairs with a classroom in another grade for a full year, is at its core a reflection of Bank Street's developmental interaction approach and an extension of the classroom experience.


Technology At The Bank Street School For Children, Wendy Apfel Jan 2015

Technology At The Bank Street School For Children, Wendy Apfel

Progressive Education in Context

Describes the meaningful use of technology in a progressive school setting.


What Are You Doing For Others?, Traci Pearl, Sasha Elias Jan 2015

What Are You Doing For Others?, Traci Pearl, Sasha Elias

Progressive Education in Context

Discusses the community service projects, an important component in the curriculum of the School for Children.


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.


Progressive Education: Why It's Hard To Beat, But Also Hard To Find, Alfie Kohn Jan 2015

Progressive Education: Why It's Hard To Beat, But Also Hard To Find, Alfie Kohn

Progressive Education in Context

Looks at the varying ways educators characterize progressive education, why progressive education makes sense, and why it might be the exception rather than the rule in educational philosophies.


When Good Ideas Flow Two Ways, Mary Ellen Kenny Jan 2015

When Good Ideas Flow Two Ways, Mary Ellen Kenny

Progressive Education in Context

Describes the collaboration between Bank Street College Graduate School of Education and the Bank Street School for Children.


Progressive Education In Context, I-Iv, Bank Street School For Children Jan 2014

Progressive Education In Context, I-Iv, Bank Street School For Children

Progressive Education in Context

Contains current articles that highlight aspects of the educational vision, mission, and values of the Bank Street School for Children.


Program For Seven-Year-Olds: In A Suburban School, In A City School; New Books For Children, Evelyn Beyer, Lorna C. Reed, Jessie Stanton, Ellen W. Steele Dec 1935

Program For Seven-Year-Olds: In A Suburban School, In A City School; New Books For Children, Evelyn Beyer, Lorna C. Reed, Jessie Stanton, Ellen W. Steele

69 Bank Street

Volume 2 Number 3, December, 1935

School life and activities for seven-year-olds in the suburbs and the city.

Also includes publications relevant to children between six and ten years old obtainable at 69 Bank Street.


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."