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Brooklyn Public Library Downsizing

Posted by Marion Palm '95 on Saturday, Jun 20, 2015

a Bank Street alumna’s call to action Are fellow educators aware that our Brooklyn Public Library is "downsizing" existing libraries to fit inside of housing intended for high rise condos and "affordable housing"? Where are the people supposed to go when their library is demolished? Just sending people to a ...

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Protecting Kids From Sexual Abuse

Posted by Shani Thorton '07 on Monday, Jun 8, 2015

There has been a lot of discussion regarding child sexual abuse lately and the topic should continue. A recent blog post, “Why We Don’t Keep Secrets in Our House (Child Abuse Prevention)” on Denver Metro Mom’s Blog went viral and for a great reason. We need to face this unimaginable issue head ...

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Alumna’s Experience as a UPK Facilitator

Posted by Lorraine Yamin '95 on Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Late last spring, deputies from the New York City Department of Education asked early childhood professors at Bank Street College to create a Universal Preschool (UPK) institute, in order to provide professional development for the nearly 2,000 teachers hired to fulfill Mayor de Blasio’s UPK promise. By early June, Getting ...

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Reflections on Pre-K Training Initiative

Posted by Jim Clay '88 on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

in Partnership with the NYCDOE Well, we did it! Twenty facilitators, including myself, have just come off of the high of three full days of training at the Getting Ready of Pre-K: An Institute for Educators at Queens College – August 19-21. What an opportunity to be a part of ...

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Getting Ready for Pre-K

Posted by Elizabeth McKenna '05 on Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

This summer I am delighted to have been selected to participate in Getting Ready for Pre-K: An Institute for Educators, a groundbreaking opportunity for early childhood educators. The New York City Department of Education and Bank Street College are partnering in the rollout of a teacher-training program for educators involved ...

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Identity Narratives

Posted by Amelia Clune '11 on Wednesday, 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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Yes, and… Embracing the Awkward— Part Two

Posted by Jane Nixon Willis '01 on Wednesday, 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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Yes, and… Embracing the Awkward—

Posted by Jane Nixon Willis '01 on Monday, 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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Staying Strong in School: A Playbook for Parents

Posted by Jane Nixon Willis '01 on Monday, 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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Looking for alums

Posted by Anne Mitchell '88 on Wednesday, 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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Alumni News from Washington DC

Posted by Jim Clay '88 on Monday, Nov 4, 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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Leslie Bedford’s Alumni Award Acceptance May 17, 2013

Posted by BSCAA on Friday, Jun 7, 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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Clean Energy Opportunity for Alumni

Posted by BSCAA on Monday, May 6, 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 Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012

The Alumni Blog is an interactive space where alumni can share ideas and experiences, discuss, debate, and connect. Visit often so you can read and comment on the views of our guest bloggers, all educators and leaders from the alumni community. Submit your own thoughts and opinions and we will ...

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Me and My Grandma

Posted by Helen Tinsley on Monday, Dec 3, 2012

Helen Tinsley is a 2001 graduate of Bank Street and author of Me and My Grandma – A story for children about AIDS. Copyright © 2012 by Helen Tinsley ——— Me and My Grandma is an intergenerational story about the effects of drugs and AIDS on one African-American family. The story ...

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