Peabody Reflector

Archives for ‘Features’

USN marks 100 years

Posted in: Fall 2014, Features

When the Peabody Demonstration School was on the verge of closing, parents put up their own money to keep the doors open.



Head Start Begins Here

Posted in: Fall 2014, Features

Peabody psychologist Susan Gray laid the framework for the national Head Start program.



Hard Core

Posted in: Features, Summer 2014

Implementation of Common Core has been much more difficult than anyone imagined, leaving students caught in a political tug of war. Peabody faculty weigh in on the Common Core dilemma.



Who Rises to the Top?

Posted in: Features, Summer 2014

There are few programs in place to nurture the intellectually precocious child. Is there a cost to society for ignoring the gifted?



Me, Myself and iPad

Posted in: Features, Summer 2014

When Apple introduced the iPad in 2010, it sparked a revolution in technology for children with autism spectrum disorder.



Citizen of the world, ambassador by default

Posted in: Fall 2013, Fall 2013, Features

Keegan Fellow Kathleen Russell shares her journey: 373 days, 24 countries, five continents—and a life transformed.



Entrepreneurial Spirit

Posted in: Fall 2013, Fall 2013, Features

A mobile farmers’ market, a fair wage bakery and a newspaper that employs the homeless are just a few of the social entrepreneurship efforts launched by HOD students.



Foreign Exchange

Posted in: Fall 2013, Fall 2013, Features

In a fragmented world, education can build bridges across oceans, mountains and deserts; it can draw connections between cultures that seemingly have little in common; and it can break the knots of tightly bound prejudices through shared experiences and mutual concerns. For these reasons, Peabody College has embarked on a journey of robust international exchange.

For more than a decade, Peabody faculty members have been crisscrossing the globe to study and teach best educational practices. They have invested in programs to bring teachers and education leaders from other countries to the Vanderbilt campus and have collaborated with education researchers abroad to find solutions to the most impregnable problems facing schools today.



Change and Continuity

Posted in: Features, Summer 2013

The invitation was intriguing: “We’d love to have you write about how undergraduate teaching has changed during your tenure.” “Yes!” I thought, “This could be interesting!”



A Mother’s Mission

Posted in: Features, Summer 2013

The light-filled classrooms of The Paragon School in Orlando, Fla., provide everything that this mother ever hoped for in an academic environment for her son. That’s because she created it.