This article focuses on research done in the last 17 years in looking at efficacy in traditional versus alternative teacher preparation programs. The main conclusions from the piece were that:
My parents were always emphatic about school before work so until I turned 20 and was in my last semester of Hunter College, any talk of working part-time was dismissed by two very opinionated Colombians. Since I […]
Sylvia wrote a new post, Lightning RoundFocusing on Social Justice, Professional Communities, and Creating Bonds for Preservice Teachers., on the site Rethinking Higher Education 11 months, 2 weeks ago
In my Big Idea project with Michelle Gabay, one major factor that we were interested in looking at are the major gaps that inhibit effective and engaging pedagogy in NYC public schools. This article talks about […]
Sylvia wrote a new post, Big Idea: Bridging the Educational Gap Between High School and College, on the site Rethinking Higher Education 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Michelle Gabay and Sylvia Beltran
Big Idea: Create a Bachelor level Teacher Preparation Program i […]
Sylvia wrote a new post, ” The textbook of the future is, in its ideal form, a choose-your-own-adventure”, on the site Rethinking Higher Education 1 year ago
In this article, the second part in a four part series on how technology is changing the future of higher education in the US, the authors compare the price cost, efficiency, and accessibility of textbooks to a […]
Using Learning Stories to Capture ‘‘Gifted’’ and ‘‘Hard Worker’’ Mindsets within a NYC Specialized High School for the Sciences
My topic is always interdisciplinary as well as community based work in reasses […]
I think this recent article posted on VentureBeat will give you some ideas. The authors call for a HEAT approach; humanities, engineering, art, technology.
They give warning to companies hiring only those with STEM backgrounds as being at risk for becoming an organization with deficits in creativity, empathy, and communications.
Here is the article: https://venturebeat.com/2017/09/30/dear-tech-world-stemism-is-hurting-us/
The Big Uneasy
What’s roiling the liberal-arts campus?
By Nathan Heller
This article goes through the unrest at Oberlin College during three main points:
1. Student sensitivities: How do trigger w […]
Is there a space for Black visuality to become a centering force in our society? If so, does it lose authenticity – selling out to the masses?
In the beginning of Martine Syms’s “Black Vernacular: Reading New Media” I was struck by the change in the woman’s view of her art being unoriginal in the framework of a white male artist, but as a…[Read more]
After reading “Racist Film: Teaching The Birth of a Nation” I found myself resonating with statements like, “All of our screening choices are, on some level, endorsements of a given film,” and think back to the media that I present my own students in my Critical Thinking course. I realize that I have little time left when I do present…[Read more]