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Student comment: I like my school, its classroom and my classmates. So I made this picture.Teacher comment: I have no technique teaching. Yet encouraged him to finish his aim. He spent more than ten hours to do [so].The Gottesman Libraries Education Program of Spring 2021 conti...
The Hebridean palettes are rather gray, green, and purple, sprinkled through the soft mist of a Highland morning; our schooner cuts slowly through the Inner Sound, like sharp scissors to cloth, reaching the patchwork mixture of stones, grass, and heather at the tail end of a Scottish summer. We listen to the quiet, suddenly interrupted by the captain calling for one of us to jump out and moor. But lost in a t...
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  In a recent interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the President, said, "It would be terrible, with a tool as good as that, if people don't utilize that tool." Meanin...
It was always a name that my classmates bandied about when referring to anything we did that called for bravery, but little did I appreciate the full extent of her story. Joan of Arc, a young peasant girl from medieval times, was referenced in many places -- the classroom, when we spoke French; Prime Day, when academic distinctions were awarded; courtyard, when we played dodge ball; and li...
On a Sunday afternoon stroll, I happened to cast my eyes to the East River, noting with curiosity the graceful arch of a dark creature and what looked like a fin. A large fish... maybe.... but when it surfaced again, and again, and again, in measured spots, heading north through cold, choppy water towards Long Island Sound, I was quite sure: a dolphin, and my first-ever sigh...
On April 13th, 1743, Thomas Jefferson, American statesman, lawyer, architect, Founding Father, First Secretary of State, and 3rd President of the United States, was born in Shadwell, Virginia, and some 200 years later, a memorial was dedicated his honor by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Situated on the south bank of the Tidal Basin among cherry trees, the
Did you know that National Library Week began on Sunday, April 4th, 2021? A time to celebrate all libraries -- school/academic, special, and public -- and the work of their contributors, National Library Week promotes usage and encourages thinking about the evolving role of libraries, particularly given the impact of the global pandemic. This year's theme, Welcome To Your Library, embraces a multitude of users, as it high...
This guide covers the ABC's of copyright and fair usage, most specifically in educational settings. We will discuss the meaning and importance of copyright protection; look at resources that highlight the basic do's and don'ts; and point to advisory offices at Teachers College and Columbia University that can advise on the law's complexity.With growing scholarly open source and public domain materials in an unprecedented time of remote learning, we also will explore options for using and leveraging such freely available resources in coursework and research.
Did you know that World Autism Awareness Day takes place on April 2nd every year, thanks to the initiatives of the United Nations which began encouraging Member States to raise awareness of persons with autism spectrum disorders and Asperger's syndrome? In 2008 the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabil...
Considering herself an abstract expressionist, but called a "minimalist" by many, legendary Agnes Bernice Martin was born on March 22, 1912 in Macklin, Canada to Scottish Presbyterian farmers. She grew up in Vancouver, but emigrated to the United States in 1932 to care for her pregnant sister and also become an art teacher. Martin studied at Western Washingto...