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Fieldwork Reflections: Michael Kieffer 

The Teaching of English M.A. program at Teachers College offers a bi-weekly workshop series and colloquium for all student teachers in the program. The goal is to connect M.A. students with the work of master teachers and leaders in English education in ways that will inspire them to implement innovative instructional practices in their own …

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Fieldwork Reflections: Linda Christensen 

The Teaching of English M.A. program at Teachers College offers a bi-weekly workshop series and colloquium for all student teachers in the program. The goal is to connect M.A. students with the work of master teachers and leaders in English education in ways that will inspire them to implement innovative instructional practices in their own …

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Fieldwork Reflections: Philosophy in Schools 

The Teaching of English M.A. program at Teachers College offers a bi-weekly workshop series and colloquium for all student teachers in the program. The goal is to connect M.A. students with the work of master teachers and leaders in English education in ways that will inspire them to implement innovative instructional practices in their own …

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Fieldwork Reflections: Nicole Callahan 

The Teaching of English M.A. program at Teachers College offers a bi-weekly workshop series and colloquium for all student teachers in the program. The goal is to connect M.A. students with the work of master teachers and leaders in English education in ways that will inspire them to implement innovative instructional practices in their own …

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Fieldwork Reflections: Cliff Lee 

The Teaching of English M.A. program at Teachers College offers a bi-weekly workshop series and colloquium for all student teachers in the program. The goal is to connect M.A. students with the work of master teachers and leaders in English education in ways that will inspire them to implement innovative instructional practices in their own …

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Fieldwork Reflections: Marc Hill 

The Teaching of English M.A. program at Teachers College offers a bi-weekly workshop series and colloquium for all student teachers in the program. The goal is to connect M.A. students with the work of master teachers and leaders in English education in ways that will inspire them to implement innovative instructional practices in their own …

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SPI Institute: New Recipes for Writing 

The Student Press Initiative at Teachers College, Columbia University is currently gearing up for its 2011 Summer Institute. (See < I had the chance to participate in the inaugural summer institute last July, and I wanted to make a plug for this extraordinary, weeklong program. I know that the institute helped me to re-envision the …

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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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Frankenstein: A Cautionary Tale for Parents and Teachers 

When I was little, my mom often bought me a small toy when we went to the grocery store.  But I soon learned to associate going to the store with getting something I wanted, and during one tragic visit when I was about two years old, I fell in love with a plastic blow-up Easter …

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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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Retooling English 

My family had many ways of knowing and doing.  My mom was creative—she loved to garden, learn new crafts, quilt and sew.  She could transform the simplest components into something lovely or useful. My dad was (and still is) an artist when it came to carving the earth with a backhoe and a bulldozer.  He …

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