Bank Street College of Education graduate student independent studies.

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Independent Studies from 2013

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Putting the classroom to work--a classroom blueprint : how does a classroom environment influence teaching styles and a teacher's well being?, Maria L. Freda

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Rockin school : an audio, visual, and kinesthetic approach to general education through music, Tobias Gebb

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Another new teacher : a children's book and teacher's guide to addressing teacher change, Cheyenne M. Gleason

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How we understand intelligence and why it makes a difference : a literature review, Maya Golden

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Do you see what I see? : using students' self-portraits to gain new perspectives on teaching and learning, Jordana Goldstein

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Internationally adopted children & language-based school difficulties, Sylena B. Goodman

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Creating an optimal healing environment for pediatric patients and families : a medical school course on child life theory and practice, Erin Halman

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Addressing invisibility of Asian-American history and cultural heritage in North American school curricula : a curriculum guide, Kathryn Eliza Harris

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Lesson Study at the Bank Street School for Children, Ryan Harrity

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An evaluative study of family guides and subsequent design of a multi-museum third grade explorer's guide, Katherine Hillman

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Fostering global citizens in the infant and toddler classroom for the cultivation of a culture of humanism, Stefanie Horton

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Where is home? a Central Park adventure : an original children's book, Zachary Howard

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"Kids Create" : the development of an out-of-school program for creative, empowered exploration in Hudson, New York, Bonnie Scott Jones

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Making power visible for museum educators : a theoretical framework for multicultural museum education, Sehr Karim-Jaffer

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A trip to the epilepsy monitoring unit : using video modeling to prepare children and caregivers for inpatient EEG monitoring, Peyton Katz

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Curriculum design in the urban arts classroom; can the Common Core Standards be the great equalizer for arts education? : a research paper and studio art unit study, Kathleen Kennedy

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Something to celebrate : exploring cultural celebrations through childrens artwork, Jennifer Kirst

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Building community in the classroom through storytelling : theoretical and field-based perspectives, Yelena Kushnirova

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African-American language : linguistics, power, and the impact on all children, Kendra Lewis

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Natural science in our school environment : being five and being a scientist, Danielle L'Heureaux

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The bullying cycle : bullies, victims, and curriculum advances, Jordana Marshall

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"For the first time, all over again" : reading classic children's literature with contemporary children, Julia Hope Martin

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Close encounters in the rainforest : a children's book for eight and nine-year-olds, Vandana Mathrani

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How Quaker is a Quaker school? : looking for evidence of Quaker practice, Diane Brown McDougall

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Chartered sites of exception : problematizing the construction of bare life for exceptional populations in the United States educational system, Jonathan Michael McIntosh

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A study of bridges for second graders, Christopher Mera

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An exploration of how performance art can activate empathy in high-risk youth, Nancy Moricette

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Steady bodies active minds : a resource for using yoga and mindfulness in the classroom, Clare Murchison

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Passion and compassion : teaching first graders reading comprehension through kindness and the works of Kevin Henkes, Salvi Muzio

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Working on social and emotional issues by bringing theater and improvisation into the early childhood classroom, Mark Penina

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Goodnight sister : an original children's book, Johanna Pyun

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The case for anti-bias preschool and curriculum for teachers, children and families : thriving and learning in a diverse child-led environment, Nicole Robbins

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Racial inequality in special education and the need for cultural competence, Nicole Rosado

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Sounds in the neighborhood : a curriculum for six and seven year olds, Rachel Rubinow

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Educating towards democracy in infant/toddler classrooms : the example of the Bank Street Family Center, Kristina A. Satchell

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Using the contextual model of learning in a museum program to prepare for student visitors with autism spectrum disorder, Mihaela V. Schwartz

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Making the most of the volunteer experience for both the volunteer and the community based organization : what can be learned from a review of the literature and research, Rachel Skoff

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Reclaiming subjecthood : education and the art of quality experience, Emily Joy Sullivan

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Conversations : a middle school advisory program, Mindy Swedarsky

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The Olive Branch Program : a proposal for outreach to survivors of trauma highlighting the restorative potential of nature-based cultural settings, Mariana I. Swick

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Erine Pershings and the golden lyre : an historical novel about ancient Greece for upper-elementary aged students, Kate Vasconi

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Starting a child life program : a how-to book for child life specialists, Lindsay A. Wallace

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Nonverbal learning disability (NLD) : a case study, Dory J. Weiss

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"School" - not enough to deal with the real world; how does informal learning benefit school-to-work programs for out of school teens?, Andrea Williams

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Providing family-centered care for families and patients with autism spectrum disorders : a guide for healthcare professionals, Kacie Wilson

Independent Studies from 2012

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Understanding our families : a curriculum for six-year-olds, Sarah Boltz

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Exploring literature for children of incarcerated parents, Tara Di Gerlando

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Building blocks to growth : an examination of block building's impact on social and emotional development, Diana Elisabeth Dube

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Mentoring novice and experienced teachers on block play using the developmental-interaction approach in the Philippines, Kathrina Gancayco-Umali

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Acting out in the classroom : applying principles and methods of differentiation to address challenging student behavior, Jeffrey Neale Kulick

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The common core standards : their history, current status, and implementation in my classroom, Anna Lassiter

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The relationship between teacher satisfaction and developmentally responsive structures at New York City middle schools, Elianna Rose Lippold-Johnson

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The implementation and modification of three 4th grade social studies content lessons for English language learners and students with disabilities, Benelly Peralta

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"Endemic uncertainties" : teachers' professional lives in the high-stakes reform movement, Harris Sockel

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Developing a picture book collaboratively with children, Jenny Torgerson

Independent Studies from 2011

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Bank Street and Teach for America: Process and Preparation, Paul Shirk

Independent Studies from 2009

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Philosophy and Practice: Examining Classroom Management in Progressive Education Settings, Jessica Anzelone

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Lessons of place : a critical look at place-based education, Karen L. Lew

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I Hear A City: A Picture Book for Three- Four- and Five-Year-Olds, Adam Schneider

Independent Studies from 2008

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It's All About the Teachers: Bank Street's Math for Teachers as Professional Development, Robin Hummel

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Searching for Meaning: A Personal and Historical Exploration of Progressive Education, Molly M. Lippman

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Play in Public Schools, Casey Yanella

Independent Studies from 2005

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No more A-/a/-apple: An Examination of Kindergarten and First Grade Phonics within a Progressive Framework, Arielle R. Derby

Independent Studies from 2002

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"We're Studying You": Dilemmas in, and Approaches to Social Studies Curriculum About "Other" Cultures, Joseph Bacal

Independent Studies from 1998

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Improving Teacher Preparation: Addressing the Needs of New Teachers in Small, Progressive, Public Schools, Christina J. Dixon

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A Progressive Philippine School for Children: Proposal and Presentation for Prospective Parents, Severina M. Santos

Independent Studies from 1997

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Reflections on a Third Grade Social Studies Curriculum, Laura E. Gerrity

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The Experiencing of Democracy and Progressive Education: A Constructivist Approach to Mathematics, A Workshop for Teachers, Preminda Langer

Independent Studies from 1996

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Interpretations of Progressive Education: A Comparative Study of the Philosophies of Education of the Municipal Early Childhood Schools of Reggio Emilia and the Bank Street College of Education, Monica Della Croce

Independent Studies from 1986

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A Study of One Group's Experience of the Advisement Process at Bank Street College, Marianne Montero

Independent Studies from 1985

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School Leadership and Change: Bank Street Graduates and Their Approaches to Change Within Public, Independent, and Alternative School Settings, Susan Vaughan McClintic

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A Study of Gordon Klopf: Bank Street Distinguished Specialist in Leadership Development, Fredda Pravitz

Independent Studies from 1984

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A Study of Olga Smyth, Director, High Valley School: 1934 Graduate of Bank Street, Deborah Stone

Independent Studies from 1982

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An Advisement Group Model: A Student's Reflective Analysis, Deborah Sweet Burns

Independent Studies from 1977

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Once a Teacher: Biography of Mildred L. Johnson Edwards, Black Educator, Juanita Isabel Coleman

Independent Studies from 1958

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The Bank Street Threes and Their World, Lois Owen