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Developmental Psychology Program
|HONORS AND AWARDS|
NICHD Training Fellow in Developmental Psychology
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Director of Program in Teaching
Department of Psychology
Visiting Professor, Department of Child Study
Simon's Rock of Bard College
Berkshire Community College
Red Flags or Red Herrings: Predicting Who Your Child Will Become, New York: Simon and Schuster
Real Kids: Creating Meaning in Everyday Life. Cambridge: Harvard University Press
Context is Everything: The Nature of Memory, New York, W. H. Freeman & Co.
The Stories Children Tell: Making Sense of the Narratives of Childhood, New York: W. H. Freeman & Co.
Playing to Learn, Op-ed for New York Times
What Schools Can Do to Encourage Great Teaching: Editorial for On Board, the Publication of the NY State School Board Association
Editorial for Teachers College Record on Teacher Training
Teach Your Teachers Well, Op-ed for New York Times
Is curiosity vanishing? The Journal of Child Psychiatry
What Good is College Teaching? Forum Futures: Proceedings from the Aspen Symposium on Higher Education, Feb. 2009
with Kellie Randall ’07. How Teachers Respond to Children’s Inquiry, American Educational Research Journal.
What is Good College Teaching? In M. McPherson and M. Schapiro (Eds.) College Success: What it means and how to make it happen. New York: The College Board
Lessons: Regular Column on teaching for The New York Times
But Can He Teach? Book Chapter for House Unauthorized, Texas: BenBella Books.
Harry’s Curiosity. Book Chapter for Psychology of Harry Potter, Texas: BenBella Books.
Open Pandora’s Box: The Development of Curiosity. Occasional Papers, Sarah Lawrence Institute of Child Development, NY.
The Narrative Worlds of What Is and What If. In A. Nickopolou (Ed.). A special issue of Cognitive Development.
Review of “How We Eat: Appetite, Culture, and the Psychology of Food” by Leon Rappoport, Toronto: ECW Press. Gastronomica, 4.
What Children’s Stories Tell Us About Children’s Experience. In D. Hogan & S. Greene (Eds.). Studies of Children’s Experience, London, England: Elsevier Press.
Do Children Gossip? The development of shared meanings (with Alice Li). In J. Lacariello, J.A. Hudson, R. Fivush, & P.J. Bauer (Eds.). The mediated mind: Essays in honor of Katherine Nelson. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Educational Leadership. In J.M. Burns & G.R. Goethals (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Leadership, Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.
My Harmless Inside Heart Turned Green: Children's Narratives and their Inner Lives. In B. Van Oers (Ed.), Children's Narrative Development. University of Netherlands Press.
Children’s Life Writing. In Encyclopedia of Life Writing, London, England: Fitzroy Dearborn Press.
Story Telling by Children (with Robert Kavanaugh). In L. Balter (Ed.), Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia, Santa Barbara, California: ABC/CLIO.
Peeking Through the Curtain: Narratives as the boundary between secret and known. In E. Goodenough (Ed.) The Secret Spaces of Childhood: Special Issue of Michigan Quarterly Review
Looking Backwards: How Authors Recall Their Childhood, Journal of Aesthetic Education
The Development of Play and Narrative in Early Childhood (with Robert Kavanaugh, Williams College) in O.N. Saracho and B. Spodek (Eds.) Play in Early Childhood Education. New York: SUNY Press.
How to Read the Work of Child Authors, Journal of Narrative and Life History, 7, 229-235
The guy who went up the steep nicken: The emergence of story telling during the first three years. Zero to Three, 17(3)1-9.
In the Fields of Memory: Book Review of The Remembering Self. Journal of American Psychology, Vol. 109, No.2.
Metaphors and Knowledge: A Review. New Ideas in Psychology. New York: Pergamon Press.
Children's Bursts of Creativity, Journal of Creativity Research
Engel, S. and Franklin, M., Children's Aesthetics and The Environment, Guest Editors of Special issue of Children's Environments Quarterly.
Berlin, R., Olson, M., Cano, C. & Engel, S. Metaphor and Psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy.
Engel, S. Metaphors: How are they different for the poet, the child, and the every day adult? New Ideas In Psychology, Vol. 6, No. 1, New York: Pergamon Press.
Students, Teachers and Scientists: A Review. Children's Environments Quarterly, NY.
The decontextualization of word meaning within an event context. In K. Nelson (Ed), Event Knowledge: Structure and Function in Development. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Nelson, K., Engel, S. & Kyratzis, A. The evolution of word meaning in context. Journal of Pragmatics, England.
The Wilder Side of Children’s Thinking, Invited Address University of Connecticut Storrs, CT.
What Good is College Teaching? Presentation at the Aspen Conference on Higher Education, Aspen Institute CO
What is good college teaching? Presentation at the Spencer-Macalester Conference on Higher Education, Chicago, IL.
Open Pandora’s Box: Curiosity in the classroom Robert Wright Lecture. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.
“Back to the Start of The Universe- The Narratives of a Boy with Autism”, with Christie Schueler ’04 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, San Diego CA
“The Narrative Impulse” Annual meetings of NAAE, Boston MA.
“The Narrative Worlds of What Is and What If” Annual Meeting of the Piaget Society, Chicago, IL
“The Othello Study: The Experiential Basis for a Theory of Mind,” with Robert Kavanaugh Paper Presented at the 10th International Conference on Developmental Psychology, Upsalla, Sweden
“My Harmless Inside Heart Turned Green: Children’s Narratives and Inner Lives” Keynote Address for the 11 International Conference on Early Childhood, Alkmaar, Netherlands
“Gender Differences in Autobiographical Narratives: What’s the Story? with Amy Sprengelmeyer Paper Presented at Biannual Meetings of Society for Research Child Development, MN
“ Who is Really In Grandmother’s Bed?” with Robert Kavanaugh, Amy Sprengelmeyer, Kathryn Kavanaugh Paper Presented at Biannual Meetings of Society for Research in Child Development, MN
Invited Colloquium, Department of Psychology, Clark University
“The Othello Study: The Experiential Basis for Theory of Mind” with Robert Kavanaugh, Kathryn Kavanaugh, Amy Sprengelmeyer Paper presented at the 10th Congress of the International Society for Developmental Psychology, Upsalla, Sweden.
“My Harmless Inside Heart Turned Green: What narratives can tell us about children’s inner lives” Keynote Address at the 11th European Conference on Early Childhood, Alkmaar,The Netherlands
“Context Is Everything: Memory and the Courts” Invited Address to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
“The Uses of Memory” Invited Address at Bucknell University, PA
“The Earliest Autobiographies” Poster Presentation at the Biannual meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.
“Rethinking Developmental Stages: Teaching Mixed Age Classrooms” Presentation at the Biannual meetings of The Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM
“Trial Balloons: Preschool Children Talk about the Past” Poster presented at the Biannual Meetings of The Society for Research in Child Development, Washington DC.
“Looking Backward: How Writers Construct Their Childhood” American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
“Storytelling in the First Four Years” Berkshire Center for Families and Children Pittsfield, MA
“What Children do with Stories” Keynote Address, "Windows to the Child's World", Louise Child Care Services, Pittsburgh, PA
“Making Sense with Stories” Invited Address, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
“Collaborations in narrative constructions” Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA.
“Are there reminiscers and practical rememberers in the classroom?” Boston Child Language Conference, Boston, MA.
“The Echo of Other Voices: Literary influences on children's narratives” American Psychological Association Annual meetings, San Francisco, CA.
“Moments of Insight: Children's Creative Processes in the Classroom” American Psychological Association Annual Meetings, Boston, MA.
“How Children Tell Their Life Stories” New York Child Language Biannual Conference, Rutgers University, NJ.
“How Adults and Children Evoke the Past in Autobiography American Psychological Association Annual Meetings, New Orleans, LA.
“The Origins of Story Telling Skills in Young Children” New York State Council for Children, Rye, NY.
“Old and New Ways of Evaluating Young Children PET, Holyoke, MA.
“Language Development: Implications for the Classroom” PET, Holyoke, MA.
“Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum” Williamstown-Adams Interdistrict Committee on Education, Adams, MA.
“Language Development and Creative Uses of Language in Preschool Programs Massachusetts Department of Education, Williamsburg, MA.
Workshop for Elementary School Teachers on Teaching Reading and Writing. Williamstown Elementary School, Williamstown, MA.
“Tell me a story: The development of children's narratives.” Wainright House, White Plains, NY.
“Remembering together: the development of mother-child conversations about the past.” New York Child Language Biannual Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
“The role of mother child interaction in autobiographical recall.” Conference on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
“Individual variation in how mothers and children talk about the past.” Tenth Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.
“Early past and future talk in an interactive context.” International Conference on Infant Studies, New York, NY.
“Children's feelings about nuclear war” ATIS Conference, New York, NY.
“How to help children deal with the threat of nuclear war: In/Security: Facts and Fears about the Nuclear Age” Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.
“The relationship between being a teacher and being a researcher” CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.
“Teaching ethics to sixth graders” Annual Teachers Conference, Fieldston School, Riverdale, NY.
"Helping children deal with the threat of nuclear war." Conference of Social Scientists Against Nuclear War. CUNY-Rutgers University, New York, NY.
|CONSULTANCIES AND PROJECTS|
Educational Advisor and Co-Founder of Hayground School, Bridgehampton, NY. Responsible for designing and implementing educational program, and teacher supervision
Member of the Board of Trustees, Pine Cobble School, Williamstown, MA Advisor, Center for Social and Emotional Learning, Columbia University, NY, NY.
Member of Southern Berkshire Regional School District School Committee, Sheffield, MA
1993 - 1994
Hampshire College/Hampton Day School Internship Program: Developed and supervised student teaching interns.
Bard Conference: Teachers & Researchers Collaborate to Design the Ideal School. Conference Organizer.
"Teenage residents of Spofford Detention Facility." Research report to New York City Department of Juvenile Justice, New York, NY.
Training Specialist, Resources for Child Care, Pittsfield, MA.
A Reader's Catalogue. Annotated bibliography on Psychology, New York, NY.
Engel, S. Language development from birth to three years. Research and consulting to Child Growth and Development Corp, Infant/Toddler Book Club and Parent Guide, New York, NY.
|SCHOOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE|
Berkshire Country Day School
Ethical Culture School
Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
Touchstone Center for Children