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Independent Studies from 2018

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Sharing our Stories: A Personal Narrative Literacy Curriculum for Grades 3-5, Casey Adler

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Lucy Takes the Stage: A Story for Children with Anxiety, Rachel Beckman

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Breaking Burnout: How daily mindfulness can break the cycle of clinician burnout and restore passion within the pediatric treatment environment., Gretchen Blackmer

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L’dor vador: Storytelling for the holiday cycle in a Jewish early childhood setting, Krista Bogetich

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Facilitating a Block Program in Kindergarten and First Grade: A Manual for Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers, Hannah Rau

Independent Studies from 2017

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An Unconventional Once Upon A Time: A need for a children's book describing the challenges of a deployed spouse, Rachel Adams

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"See, Two Yellows Make a Rectangle!": Constructing Meaningful, Emergent Learning Moments in a Structured Special Education Program, Lucy Bayer

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A Study of Story Stones in Informal Learning Environments, Nina Berch

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"Brace yourself": Motor disabilities in children's literature, Jillian Bober

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Writing in Journals as a Tool for Expressing Ourselves: A 6-8 Week Long Writing Curriculum for a 3rd/4th Grade, Self-Contained, Special Education Classroom., Christine Carosotto

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Cook to learn: A Food-Focused Curriculum for Grades 3-5, Ryan R. Cherecwich

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Bringing families In: An Examination of Family Programs at the Museum of Chinese in America and Other Cultural and Historical Museums in New York City, Dianne Choie

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Cultivating an Inclusive Mindset in your Jewish Community: Turning Good Intentions into Tangible Outcomes, Tali Cohen

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A Best Practice Guide for Teaching Artists: The Planning and Implementation of Arts-Integrated Partnerships with Classroom Teachers, Lauren Patricia Ehrhart

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Voicing Diversity: Creating Space to Listen in the Healthcare System, Margaret Foster

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Children’s Rights: Why the United States Should Ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Alexandra Gardiner

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Urban Gardening Grows Relationships: The importance of urban gardening to the self and the earth, Ashley King

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Play as a Social Justice Issue in Early Childhood Education, Britt Kroll

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Art Power!: Exploring the Black Arts Movement, Imani Parkinson

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The examination, analysis, and implications of educational research studies conducted on Orton-Gillingham, Katharine Potter

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Integrating English and Social Studies through the Lens of Tokugawa Japan: An 8 Week Curriculum for Sixth Grade, Mollie Sandberg

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The sky's the limit: an interdisciplinary curriculum on sustainable architecture within urban communities, Sierra Van Ryck deGroot

Independent Studies from 2016

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The voiding cystourethrogram: minimizing patient and parent distress in an invasive radiologic procedure, Meghan Amorosa

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Touch screen technology in the first three years, Sara Baumgarten

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Jobs in our school, jobs in community : an emergent second grade study of work, justice and interdependence, Chris Black

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My Backpack : a children's book about separation, Susan B. Bloch

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Adolescents with sensory processing disorder in middle school settings : a guidebook for learning support coordinators, Jenna Borden

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From Silence to Collaboration: Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents in the Classroom, Lily Cavanagh

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Sensory Processing Handbook for Early Childhood Educators, Kristina De Michael

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Anti-bias pedagogy and the progressive legacy, Chiara Di Lello

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Teening the museum : an adaptable teen program for art and history museums, Julia Doak Fields

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Providing pediatric patients with a voice : understanding how children want to live before they die, Nina Friedman

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Utilizing American Sign Language in the Early Childhood Setting, Samantha Hakim

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History Through Literature: The American Revolution in New York City 1775-1777, Brittany Lester

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Separate but not equal: Questioning la separacion de idiomas of dual language instruction, Tess Leverenz

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Outside Classroom: Unstructured Outdoor Play in Early Childhood Education, Valerie Lockhart

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Using Wordless Picture Books with the Language Experience Approach: A Method for Teaching Pre-emergent and At-Risk Readers, Rachel Luczkowski

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Exploring Undocumented Immigration from Central America Through Art and Activism: A Fourth Grade Social Studies Curriculum, Carmen Romero

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Learning With Street Trees, Sigrun Wolff Saphire

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Teaching Self-Advocacy for Students with Developmental Variations in Primary Grades, Sarah E. Sloane

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Frames: A Children's Bibliotherapeutic Tool for Opening Conversations About Divorce, Casey Spellman

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Nekkid: Examining Disability, identity, and Clothing in Adolescence, Megan Vaughn

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Compassionate Discipline: A Study of Research and Practice, Julie Wasserman

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The Museum of Small Things: Original Poems and Rationale, Domonique Williams

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A culturally sensitive support group for Chinese families : redesigning the Bright Beginnings curriculum, Jenny Wong

Independent Studies from 2015

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Testing the Global Ratings of Environments [GROE] in South Africa, Melissa Aives

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Learning in green spaces : a 1st and 2nd grade curriculum on the High Line, Alyssa Anker

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Romps, riots, and revels in the land of make-believe : imaginative play as a prerequisite for social and emotional development in early childhood through adolescence, Shoshana Balk

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A study of the evolution of mindfulness practice in an early childhood classroom, Katherine Berninger

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A closer look at the relationship between socioeconomic status and childcare, Dawn Campbell

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Cross-cultural bridges : closing the gaps in direct services with immigrant and diverse populations, Lucy Chen

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Actors as Teachers: The Art of Storytelling, Catherine Corbett

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Towards a constructivist grammar curriculum for the United States, Tyler Jennings Crafts

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The sun is yellow, the bird is black : fostering a progressive pedagogy in rural Rwanda, Stephanie L. Davis

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Reflecting Together on Race, Privilege, and Teaching: Why Bank Street Needs Stronger Commitment to Teacher Education in Social Justice, Guiliana de Grazia and Molly Raik

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The gendered image : an art and literature based curriculum for high school audiences, Emily Erwin-McGuire

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Engaging readers, engaging families : how can current research and thinking about reading engagement and motivation translate to the family context?, Erin Gordon

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Sounds and symbols : the relationship between auditory processing and reading, Jacqueline Kohos

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Mindfulness and children, Edna Moy-Rome

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Improving pre-service teachers' preparation to integrate music and movement in early childhood classrooms, Elaine Myrianthopoulos

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An exploration into the gender-based achievement gap in literacy: deficiency, difference, and teacher, researcher and measurement bias, Theresa Orlandi

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Child life story circuit : a resource for child life specialists on therapeutic play for adolescents through narrative, Melissa Pigden

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The Apple Trees School : adapting the developmental-interaction approach in South Korea, Jeffrey B. Rogers

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The benefits of art for children with special needs : a guidebook for teachers, Rachel Rothberg

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An invitation to rethinking early childhood learning spaces : museums as young learners' classrooms, Charissa Ruth

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"Through the ages: images that communicate" : a medieval art museum curriculum, Flannery Santos

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If I Had an F: A Feminist Picture Book for Boys, Kelly Tieger

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Designing Social Stories for the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brigid Tuschen

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Quality of early childhood development services across contexts : experience with the Sithuthukile Trust, South Africa, Rachel Warren

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The stories we all share : a sixth grade geography curriculum based on Paul Salopek's "Out of Eden Walk", Georgina Wells

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Supporting the threads of the family tapestry : the role of child life in adoption, Rachel N. Werner

Independent Studies from 2014

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Explorers of the Caribbean : the taíno people and their history - an original resource for social studies in upper elementary grades, Razi Abdur-Rahman

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O-sode no furiawase : the touching of sleeves : an original story based on the early life of a Japanese-American dancer for ages nine to eleven, Jina M. Accardo

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The Ifugaos and the Rice Terraces : a third grade social studies curriculum about a Philippine ethnic community, Emelita Corazon B. Bautista

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Swaney at the museum : a children's book about a transitional object overcoming separation anxiety, Miriam Berger

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Orchestrating a kindergarten block program : the teacher's role, Abbey Butcosk

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Picture books as art : the presence of children's book illustrations in museums and an analysis of children-visitor interactions at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Jennifer Cusworth

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A look at what are the best practices for infant and toddler care, Tara Greaney

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Franklin finds a home : an original mathematical story for children seven to nine years of age, Rachel Greenblat

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Experts in wondering : a study of Reggio documentation, Alison J. Hurewitz

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The Philippines' Masskara Festival : a nonfiction picture book, Monica Denise V. Javelosa

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The three petals : a modern literary fairy tale in the classical tradition, Amy Lipman

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Designing a professional development program for teachers that builds on their knowledge and inspires continued commitment and interest in early childhood, Susan Malone

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Moving from the what to the how : the effects of instructional coaching on student engagement, Mark Maranto

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Beatrice, Michele Helene Marglis

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My brain wakes up, Nicole McDonough

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What will you remember most? part II : a comparative analysis of elementary school student responses based on single-visit tours at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Kelsey McMillan

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A special educators insight on stigma, student performance and job satisfaction : who determines educational success?, Claudette Mincey

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Farming and education : an interview project advocating for farm-based education, Rebekah Mindel

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The early years : a handbook for new early childhood progressive educators, Mallory Morris

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A 4th-5th grade social studies curriculum unit on compromise and the Declaration of Independence, Elizabeth O'Ferrall

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Professional learning communities for early childhood teachers, Kristen Scotese

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How to approach research : a guide for child life specialists, Emily L. Springer

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Folk music : connecting young children and their families to American roots, Liana Stampur

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A case study of "The Shelter Program for Families in Temporary Housing" at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Leah Taradash

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Food we can all eat : a teacher's guide to allergen-free classroom cooking, Anna Vascellaro

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In the cool of the woods : an original story on burgeoning self-identity for 6s and 7s, Adelaide Wainwright

Independent Studies from 2013

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The teacher in the studio, Molly Alexander

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Supporting the development of executive functioning skills in sixth grade students, Anne Davidson Anderson

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Etymology + animation = Etymation : the history of spelling via animations, Gladys Aponte