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Kaenzig Discusses Introverted Vantage Point

William Smith Associate Dean Lisa Kaenzig recently appeared as a guest expert on the BBC podcast "The Why Factor" to discuss her extensive research on introverted personality types. Featured throughout the podcast, Kaenzig offers her perspective on the ways in which people with introverted personalities function in work, school and social settings. "I'm really a raging extrovert," she admits. "I ...  More >>

Training Teachers, Writers and Readers

For the past 20 years, Professor of Education Charlie Temple has served as an expert volunteer trainer for the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE). For the last five, he has worked as the international trainer for CODE's Reading-Sierra Leone project, which engages teachers, schools and children to promote literacy and so far has published 14 illustrated books for childr...  More >>

Serving Children at Wediko Summer Program

At the Wediko Summer Program, six William Smith students and recent graduates earned a combined total of 4,500 clinical hours as they worked at the AmeriCorps placement site with more than 100 youth, ages nine to 19, to build self-esteem and discover their strengths. Cassidy Smith '16, Emma Flynt '18, Julianne Peebles '19, Sarah Banta '19, Elizabeth Hawes '19 and Maryum Raheem '16 spent the summe...  More >>

Building an Anti-Bias Classroom

Exploring the theme "No Place Like Home," the 2016 Fisher Center lecture series kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 6 with a participatory workshop, "Our Schools: Building an Anti-Bias Classroom," led by Stephanie Kenific '17. This summer, with the support of a Fisher Center Woodworth Fellowship, Kenific researched ways to reshape the Common Core Learning Curriculum to serve feminist and anti-racist pri...  More >>

Teaching Storytelling for the Classroom

As the featured storyteller and keynote guest at the Texas Summer Storytelling Conference, Professor of Education Charlie Temple shared ways he and his colleagues have used storytelling in critical thinking and civic education projects around the world for the past 20 years. The conference is the annual meeting of the Tejas Storytelling Association, a non-profit dedicated to fostering an apprecia...  More >>

 

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