Herewith the words of some 9th and 10th grade NYC public school students the morning after the election, November 9, 2016. They are responding to the question, “How are you and your family affected by the election of Donald Trump (DT)?” “My family is affected by the fact that DT does not like Mexicans, […]
As a Book, I’m humbled to be the first paperback athlete to stand on all three levels of the podium. I had to clone myself with a 3D printer in order to achieve this. I would like to thank my team*, my coach* and most of all, myself, for getting me here today. Also, […]
Please listen to this brilliant speech (slam:) at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. It will lift your heart. Watch it here.
Excerpt from my first day substitute teaching at the Academy of Environmental Science in el barrio, NYC, 11/14/11. It’s a chemistry class taught by their TFA teacher, Danny. There are about 30 students now in the room, a few at their desks. There’s a group of boys hanging around a circular table in the […]
I’m excited about substitute teaching at CPEHS. It’s rep as a vital, democratic learning community, founded by the great progressive educator, Deborah Meier, fills me with happy anticipation. Central Park East High School Monday, November 7, 2011 It’s a sunny, crisp morning. After a quick hop on the uptown Lexington Avenue line to 103rd Street, […]
Excerpt from Yo Miz!: In theory, the iSchool looked like a great fit for me. However … Friday, October 28, 2011 Tuesday, I go to the iSchool for an interview, excited about tapping into the alchemy where technology meets the arts. I imagine the school will resemble an Apple store with great light pouring in, […]
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Here’s Mia Birdsong TED talk on Poverty. Just watch this.
Happy Birthday, Dad! My father, Bernard Rose, born exactly 118 years ago today, on December 28, 1897 in Lithuania, became a NYC public school teacher as a second career. When I was born (when he was 75 years old:), he had been teaching electronics and electricity at Brooklyn Technical High School for years. Before teaching, […]
Watch Yo Miz! on PBS’ “To The Contrary” here. At 13 years old, Mignon escaped the Ivory Coast’s civil war to Mali. Her parents kept her and her whole family locked in their house since she was 9. It was too dangerous to go outside. She landed at a half-sister’s apartment in el barrio, in […]