Elizabeth McDonald

Master Teacher of Teaching and Learning

Elizabeth McDonald

Phone: 212-992-9360, 239 Greene Street, Office 619
Office Hours: By appointment

Curriculum Vitae/Syllabi

Beth McDonald is currently involved with the pre-service program in Teaching and Learning, where her primary responsibilities are as an instructor and Co-Coordinator of the Inquiries into Teaching and Learning Program.   She also serves as a field supervisor for student teachers at the elementary level.  For several years, Beth and other colleagues ran the Early Career Project until foundation funding ceased.  The program was designed to provide face-to-face support and networking for NYU's recent graduates moving into their first teaching positions.  Before coming to NYU, Beth served as an elementary school teacher and principal, and as a staff developer and program evaluator for the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Degrees Held

  • C.A.S. Harvard University
    Administration, Planning and Social Policy
  • Ed.M. Lesley College
    Special Education
  • B.A. Douglass College (Rutgers University)

Selected Publications

  • Going Online with Protocols: New Tools for Teaching and Learning, with McDonald, Zydney and Dichter, Teachers College Press, 2012
  • The Power of Protocols: An Educator's Guide to Better Practice, with Mohr, Dichter, McDonald, Teachers College Press, 2003, 2007 and 2013 (Third Edition)
  • Principals, Paradox, and Collaboration: Beyond Conflict Resolution, with Nancy Mohr, New York City Challenge (ASCD), 2002
  • Supporting Implementation: Strategies to Ensure Success, Work Sampler, 1996


  • TCHL-GE 2010 - Inquiries into Teaching and Learning III
  • TCHL-UE 0001 - Inquiries into Teaching and Learning I
  • Field Observation in Schools and Other Educational Settings
  • Student Teaching Seminar