Inside Books: ‘Vernaculars in the Classroom: Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities’ by Shondel Nero

Vernaculars in the Classroom:  Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities By Shondel Nero and Dohra Ahmad (Routledge, 2014) “Language is central to the educational experience. It is both the medium of instruction, and the principal means through which ideas are engaged, knowledge is constructed, and learning is evaluated in a classroom,” write Shondel Nero and  Dohra Ahmad their new […]

Environmental Education Program to Host World Premier of ‘Escape to Papua New Guinea,’ Feb 24th

The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education at NYU and the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) will host the world premier screening of “Escape to Papua New Guinea.” The screening will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 7-9 p.m. at 19 University Place, Room 102 (between E. 8th Street and Waverly Pl.) “Escape to Papua […]

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff Will Be Guests at Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions @ NYU, March 3rd

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement and Trustee Award-winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members, legendary songwriters, record producers, and co-founders of the historic “Sound of Philadelphia/Philly Sound,” will come to New York University on Tuesday, March 3, as featured guests at the Songwriters Hall of Fame […]

Cooking Competition is the Ultimate Challenge for Nutrition and Health Students

A spicy Indian soup topped with chickpeas was the winning dish of an Iron Chef-inspired cooking competition held at NYU’s Steinhardt School. But instead of chefs, the competitors were 10 speech-language pathology students and 10 nutrition students who were creating food for patients with dysphagia. Dysphagia was the focus of an interdisciplinary elective course designed […]

Research by Steinhardt Faculty Member Shows How Technology Supports Teachers in Curriculum Design

Teachers’ involvement in curriculum design is essential for sustaining the relevance of technology-enhanced learning materials. Customizing—making small adjustments to tailor materials to particular situations and settings—is one design activity in which busy teachers can engage. A study by Camillia Matuk, assistant professor of educational communication and technology, examines the role that technology plays in supporting […]

Disruptive Children Benefit from Tailored Classroom Intervention, Finds Study Led by NYU Steinhardt Researchers

Young children with disruptive behaviors have fewer opportunities to learn in school than their focused peers, and are at risk for lower levels of academic achievement. These children often have high maintenance temperaments, characterized by high physical activity, low ability to persist at tasks, and negative reactions to even minor situations. A new study in […]

The Most Influential Policy Academics Are at NYU Steinhardt According to 2015 Edu-Scholar Ranking

Steinhardt faculty members top the list as the most influential education policy academics in the country according to the 2015 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, published by Rick Hess, Education Week blogger. The Education Week rankings list 200 scholars whose ideas move from academic journals into the public discourse.  Faculty are evaluated according to the number of […]