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Student Voices: Jaclyn Silvestri  ☆

Student Voices features the writing of English Education students at Teachers College.  Jaclyn Silvestri is currently pursuing her MA through the INSTEP program at TC, and graduated magna cum laude from New York University. After college, she worked at Comedy Central as a writer's assistant. She also coached the nationally recognized speech and debate teams …

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Congratulations to Prof. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz! 

Join us in congratulating English Education's Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, one of the recipients of this year's Elaine Brantley Memorial Award for Community & Civility. The Elaine Brantley Memorial Award for Community & Civility seeks to recognize Teachers College employees who, by virtue of their daily efforts go beyond the expectations of their position, promote a …

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Websites to support digital literacies in English ed 

From the 2010 Convention in Orlando, FL

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From Sheridan Blau: Join the National Council of Teachers of English! 

This message was written by Sheridan Blau, Distinguished Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Teachers College English Education Program. Every student in our masters and doctoral programs should be a member of the National Council of Teachers of English. Membership in NCTE is a first step for every English teacher or prospective English teacher in …

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The Education of a Close Reader, Part II 

Continued from Previous Post: The Education of a Close Reader, Part I My sixth and eighth grade English teachers were unabashed grammar mavens, united in their quest to resolve pronominal disagreements and to untangle all the world’s misplaced modifiers. Indirectly, their teaching whet my emerging appetite for close reading. At the beginning of each class, …

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Nazareth 

How does one move from North Carolina hill country to an Ivy League school in New York City? It’s not a silly question. Residual versions of the same question mystify most scholars of English education. How does English education promote individual freedom? How does English education enable learning for students regardless of their hometown? How …

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A Message for New Student Teachers: Stay Positive // Emily Carman 

We asked Emily Carman, a tenth-grade English teacher who recently completed the M.A. program in the Teaching of English at TC, to offer some words of wisdom for new student teachers. Her advice: stay postive. One of the many things that attracted me to teaching is that it is a dynamic profession that requires constant …

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The Education of a Close Reader, Part I 

Where does the education of a reader begin? The story of my own origins as a reader probably starts long before I was born. In a parking garage in the Bronx, perhaps, where my paternal grandfather spent most of his working days, memorizing poems (and even reading the dictionary) as he tirelessly managed the Yankee …

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