Reflector Winter 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    From the Dean – Winter 2017

    A new year. Perhaps even a new era. During periods of intense change it never hurts to refocus one’s energies on the basics. Read More

    Feb. 13, 2017

  • 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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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