Graduate Admissions Blog

Category: Literacy & Literature

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Literature– Books For Children And Why They’re My Favorite Thing

You can say anything with a book. And children love them. They are essential tools for teaching and learning that color the process of delivering content to young minds. Appropriate, quality literature goes far beyond stimulating children’s literacy learning. Books help to convey messages of every kind and illustrate ideas in concrete, visual ways to […]

Literacy & Literature

Bank Street’s Commitment to Literature

I was honored to be a part of this years admitted students day, also known as Discover Bank Street. It was just last year that I attended the first Discover Bank Street event and I was so happy to experience it again one year later. I participated on a panel of current students and alumni […]

Events & Conferences

Book Discussion with President Shael Polakow-Suransky

On October 29th, I had the opportunity to attend a book discussion hosted by Bank Street’s new president Shael Polakow-Suransky. Over the summer, Shael sent an email to everyone in the Bank Street community and invited us to read the book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the […]

Events & Conferences

Experiencing ‘the ABCs of it’ with Leonard S. Marcus, Curator

This week, instead of our usual Wednesday gathering, my fieldwork conference group and I met at the New York Public Library in Bryant Park. I assumed we would be viewing an exhibit on the important aspects of children’s literature then discussing what about those books made them appropriate for literacy work. I didn’t realize what an evening […]