Reflections on Student-Centered Learning and Experiences

By Ryan Donovan|March 18, 2015|Reflection|3 comments

As we’ve been focusing on student-centered learning the past few weeks, it has been inspiring to see how creative all of my fellow co-learners/teachers are. Each week I leave our “Mapping the Futures…” class challenged and invigorated to bring our discussions into my classroom and really get to experience them with my students. This really and truly is the most student-centered class I’ve ever been privileged to participate in. This post is

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Upcoming NYU Digital Humanities Events

By Danica Savonick|March 18, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Read the full post here. Post by Jennifer Vinnopal to NYCDH:  Hi, everyone, NYU has three fantastic public events coming up that will be of interest to this community. Note: These events are open to the public; registration is not required. All workshops will be held in Bobst Library’s Avery Fisher Center. Attendees without an NYU ID card should enter at the guard’s desk in the library’s atrium. Polonsky Foundation

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Teaching Philosophy

By MichelleG|March 18, 2015|Class Recap, Of interest, Reflection|3 comments

In the spring of 2000, when I officially enrolled in Kingsborough at eighteen years old, I was told to go to the PAC building to take a placement exam. While sitting in the auditorium, Kelvin Gift, my proctor, told the room full of incoming freshmen, “Don’t worry. It’s nothing—just do your best.” Like many of our students, I had no idea the exams I was about to take, were going

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Blog Post #2

By Thomas Lada|March 18, 2015|Reflection|1 comments

Question: How did the role of an immigrant dehumanize Oscar’s life growing up in the U.S.? Being an immigrant in a new country was extremely difficult for the family and Oscar himself. It is both a mental and physical task, which is why many people have been known to lose themselves after moving. Just imagine moving from your homeland where you already have your life setup, to a new country

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