Peabody Reflector

  • Reflector Winter 2017

    Winter 2017 Staff

    Reflector Winter 2017 The Peabody Reflector is published twice annually, in January and July, by Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development in cooperation with Vanderbilt University News and Communications, 2100 West End Ave. Suite 1100, Nashville, TN  37203. It is produced by Vanderbilt’s Creative Services and Printing Services, and… Read More

    Feb 13, 2017

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    Out of Reach?

    Tyler is a bright young student. He gets good grades and participates in extracurricular activities. He has a job at the home improvement store and has started saving his money. He has applied to a state college nearby and is accepted. He even qualifies for a scholarship. Sounds like Tyler’s going to college, right? Not necessarily. Read More

    Feb 13, 2017

  • Awards and Achievements

    Awards and Achievements

    Sandra Barnes, professor of human and organizational development, was named assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt, reporting to Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer George C. Hill. She continues teaching and conducting research as a faculty member at Peabody and the… Read More

    Feb 13, 2017

  • Virtual Mentors

    Virtual Mentors

    Twin sophomore special education majors Aaron and Nicholas Ainsworth are giving back to their hometown of San Bernardino, California, in a unique way. Read More

    Jan 31, 2017

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    Generous at Heart

    Aimée Bell was one of the first students to major in HOD. In October she served as the Class of 1986 Reunion Weekend chair, helping her class surpassed its goal of raising $7 million during Reunion. Read More

    Jan 31, 2017

  • Research News

    Research News

    Self-explanations don’t always enhance math learning Prompting students to provide self-explanation as a learning tool when doing math may not be as effective as previously thought, according to a study by Bethany Rittle-Johnson, professor of psychology and human development, and graduate student Abbey M. Loehr. They found that in… Read More

    Jan 31, 2017

  • Around the Mall

    Around the Mall

    Peabody researchers recognized at Fall Faculty Assembly Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Left), Ebony McGee, William H. Robinson and Faculty Senate Chair Charlene Dewey Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos honored several Peabody faculty at the Fall Faculty Assembly for outstanding work. Ebony McGee, assistant professor of education, diversity and STEM education,… Read More

    Jan 31, 2017

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    Rules of Engagement

    When parents read to their child, they are helping their child build a foundation for early language and literacy. But research at Peabody shows that children could be developing language and literacy skills at a significantly higher rate if parents tapped into a simple, powerful technique called dialogic questioning. Read More

    Jan 31, 2017

  • A Chance to Shine

    A Chance to Shine

    For Bridgette Brown, a financial aid package without loans meant she could “accept her acceptance” to Vanderbilt—and at a cost less than her in-state option in Arkansas. Read More

    Jan 31, 2017

  • Reflector Winter 2017

    Math Myths: Researchers debunk common misconceptions

    At Peabody, researchers are finding that there are many ways math is learned and are developing innovative new ways to teach it. They believe that math is not an unyielding discipline, accessible to only a select few. And, they would argue, math is fun. Read More

    Jan 31, 2017

  • Summer 2016 Staff

    Summer 2016 Staff

    The Peabody Reflector is published twice annually, in January and July, by Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development in cooperation with Vanderbilt University News and Communications, 2100 West End Ave. Suite 1100, Nashville, TN  37203. It is produced by Vanderbilt’s Creative Services and Printing Services, and University… Read More

    Jul 14, 2016

  • Commencement 2016 highlights

    Commencement 2016 highlights

    Peabody’s 2016 Commencement ceremony took place on Peabody Esplanade May 13, where 629 undergraduate students and 64 graduate students earned their diplomas. Lenora Peters-Gant (Vanderbilt) U.S. security and intelligence expert Lenora Peters Gant received the 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement May 13. Gant earned a master’s of… Read More

    Jul 7, 2016

  • Awards and Achievements

    Awards and Achievements

    Gary Henry (Vanderbilt) Evaluating the North Carolina Transformation, a new initiative to turn around 79 of the state’s lowest-performing schools, is the focus of a study led by Gary Henry, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education. The research is supported by a five-year, nearly $5… Read More

    Jul 7, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    From the Dean, Summer 2016

    Sometimes researchers must face that their work has produced unexpected and counterintuitive results. Read More

    Jul 7, 2016

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    The Power of Pre-K: Fact of Fiction?

    When Peabody professors Mark Lipsey and Dale Farran embarked on a study to evaluate the long-term benefits of Tennessee’s multimillion-dollar voluntary prekindergarten program, they fully expected conventional wisdom to prevail. After all, pre-K is known to close the achievement gap, prepare children for school, and jump-start early learning. The numbers should bear that out, right? Turns out it wasn't that simple. Read More

    Jul 7, 2016

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    Minding the Gap

    Despite strides in educational equity, it hasn’t gotten much easier for black children to be recognized for their giftedness. Read More

    Jul 6, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Taking Flight

    Charity McCracken defied odds and worked hard to realize her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher. Read More

    Jul 6, 2016

  • Around the Mall

    Around the Mall

    Diversity officer welcomed Benbow, Hill, Robinson-Nichols (Steve Green/Vanderbilt)  The Peabody Office of Professional and Graduate Education held a reception in honor of George C. Hill, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. Hill was named Vanderbilt’s chief diversity officer last November. Learn more. Perry Wallace… Read More

    Jul 5, 2016

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    For the love of reading

    Author James Patterson has partnered with Vanderbilt to create two youth reading programs for children in Nashville. Read More

    Jul 5, 2016

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    Teachers vital to pre-K success

    Researchers have found that quality early-grade teachers are key to maintaining pre-K gains. Read More

    Jul 4, 2016