At the 12 CUNY IT conference this past December I had the pleasure to give a presentation together with David Stevens, Manager of Web Services, Lehman College and Gerlando Termini, Web Developer, Lehman College about our work in the development of Lehman's website.
Part of the reason why the Lehman College experience is so great is because of the variety available at Lehman. This does not exist just among the student body but across many areas. The campus exhibits diversity in terms of the variety of its many trees and its architecture. Some buildings were built in the 1900's and others are more modern and built with environmental considerations, such as the new science building.
Education is at the core of Lehman's mission and the fields that a student...R... Read More »
Ever since I became a Lehman College student, I have been lucky enough to have encountered some very strong professors. As a student returning to college after a 15 year hiatus, I have to be real and say that I am finding that my education here is not opening my eyes to any new or unlearned ideas and theories but is validating and giving a voice to the lessons that I have learned throughout my lifetime so far. When I say this, I mean no disrespect. I think that this is the greatest...Read More »
October is a month in which summer’s fading warming sometimes lingers a little longer, approaching winter’s first frost nips fragile blossoms and lush blades of grass, the leaves erupt in a growing explosion of color, and a sweet harvest of gourds—and Candy Corn for children—ends the month. It is also a month when Mid-Term Examinations can provide early but robust insight into student learning progress.
In my classes, the Mid-Term serves four purposes: (1) it is a diagnostic tool for assessing...R... Read More »
Among the goals for Lehman College’s Economics Program is that graduates will “demonstrate understanding of national and international economic issues and linkages.”
To facilitate that goal, my course utilizes the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) semi-annual World Economic Outlook reports. Those reports contain a chapter that discusses global economic prospects and policies and another that focuses on country and regional perspectives. Additional chapters are focused on timely themes...Read... Read More »
The 2012 scores for the writing SAT exam saw male and female high school students reach a new low. The writing test was first administered in 2006. That outcome further illustrates the importance of enhanced opportunities for student writing improvement at the college level.
During spring 2012, my BBA 407—Microeconomic Foundations of Business course for first-year business students was “writing-intensive.” Such courses require students to write 15-20 pages of proofread, typed work over...Read... Read More »
The day has finally arrived! Thousands of Lehmanites have achieved their goals and graduated alongside myself on a day like today. No one said it would be an easy journey but having completed this chapter sure makes up for all those sleepless nights and procrastination. Last year, I graduated with my Bachelors in Sociology while this year, I graduated with my Masters of Science in Childhood Education. Just one year later! MATH-UP is a very intensive but rewarding program. We were able to...Read... Read More »
I am in an auditorium of Fordham University, sitting in one of the front rows. I sit in my silky white gown, feeling anxious of what I have to do- give a valedictorian speech in front of the audience filled with school faculty members, proud parents, family members, and friends. But though I was nervous, I felt honored to be given the title of the top student in my high school senior class And if that was not enough, I was accepted into three of my desired colleges, Maryland Institute of...Read More »
What a year it has been. We started off with the Class of 2012 immersed in readying their school counseling program websites, school counseling curriculum classroom lessons, school counseling brochures, and digital bulletin boards while busy in internship sites in K-12 schools in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, and beyond. To see what they look like, check out Lehman Counselor Education/School Counseling '09 alum Lisa DeMauro's Manhattan middle school counseling program website at: htt...Read More »
That’s right! The MATH UP Program is having an open house on May 24th! This is a great opportunity for those interested in becoming elementary school teachers. This may be you first year teaching, you may be wondering what teachers need to do or you may have a career change and want to try teaching out. All are welcome. As you may recall, this is a Graduate program in Childhood Education grades 1-6 with a specialization in mathematics and/or with a certification extension in bilingual...Read... Read More »
Have you noticed barcode lookalike squares in the subway or in print magazine ads?
One of the best places to gain valuable experience is online....Read More »
It is the middle of the year, (February to be exact), and Social Studies continues to be a great hit with our students! In the beginning of the year, we explored Africa and Nigeria. Now, we will be learning about Asia and specifically looking at Japan. If you look to the right of the picture, there is a chart that is explaining the rules in coloring the different cities in Japan. Since this is a Bilingual 3rd grade class, it is important to have visuals and differentiate using colors....Read More »
Since I started my internship in September, I have been working with a bilingual class. With the support of Math-Up, I have been allowed to start teaching a monolingual 2nd Grade class. This class is totally different from my bilingual class. Each teacher has their own classroom rules and class sizes are very different. There are 21 students in this class. That is double of what I am used to. This is a great experience because come September, I will be in my own classroom and need to...Read More »
As learner and teacher, I research based projects very helpful in developing the necessary to become a great teacher. This semester I am taking a course where I have to create an action research project. I have to propose a question, formulate a hypothesis, conduct an experiment and make my conclusions. I decided to conduct my research on the benefits assessments have in giving the students the best learning experience related to their needs in Math. It is sad to walk into a...Read More »
I came across this article New York City bans mention of dinosaurs, dancing, birthdays and more on students tests and wanted to share this with everyone. With everything that's going on concerning education in NYC, I find it kind of interesting that certain words are being banned from student exams. I mean really, dinosaurs? What's wrong with the word dinosaur being on an exam? And banning the word dancing, why?
There is a lot of debate going on about teacher evaluations and student exams....Read... Read More »
Now that Jeremy Lin has come down to earth, and the Knicks have shown themselves to be nothing more than playoff hopefuls this year, there remain two lessons to be learned by student and professional writers alike.
With the rise of Jeremy Lin, who could ignore the pun frenzy in the media: "Linsanity"; "The Lin Dynasty"; "Lin-Diesel"; a virtual smorgasbord of puns! A headline writer's dream.
Until it became careless, unprofessional, and irresponsible. An ESPN writer was terminated for writing...Re... Read More »
As a school counselor educator, I've focused on two lines of scholarship--transforming the school counseling profession with school counseling program interventions to help close achievement and opportunity gaps and supporting the needs of LBGTQIA students and families. One of the great things about being a faculty member is having the time to pursue not only research and scholarship but to work with our graduate students and professional colleagues in school counseling to create the next...Read... Read More »
I came across this article in the New York Times not too long ago and felt that it was an appropriate topic of discussion for the School of Education students here at Lehman. What will public school education look like in the future?
I know that as future educators, we are a little anxious about what is going on in regards to education reform especially as it pertains to teacher evaluations. While it is true that something has to be done to ensure all children have access to...Read More »