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Elizabeth McDonald

Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning


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.

Selected Publications

  • Going Online with Protocols: New Tools for Teaching and Learning. Teachers College Press, 2012.
  • The Power of Protocols: An Educator's Guide to Better Practice, with Mohr, Dichter, McDonald. Teachers College Press, 2003 and 2007 (Second Edition). 3rd Edition in Press.
  • 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.


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