Poor Ms. Betsy. It seems she doesn’t have enough. Neither, evidently, do her friends, Davey and Charlie Koch of the boy band, the Koch Bros. But here’s the good news: the gold rush to privatize (viz..destroy) public education is speeding up. Despite this week’s protest at Harvard. Perhaps she, Davey and Charlie and their […]
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Humble thanks to the National Indie Excellence Awards. This is the third award for “Yo Miz!” and the first GOLD. Note to Trump: Not tired from all this winning. You’re welcome.
Just learned that Yo Miz! is a silver winner and nominated for the gold for Best New Voice: Non Fiction by the prestigious Independent Book Publishers Association. The gold award will be announced at their Gala on April 8 in Salt Lake City. This is a biggie. I may go, just to listen to the […]
Excerpt from The Academy of Environmental Science. The Department of Education had loosened the guillotine. They were closing the school for low achievement – even though it had shown improvement. Although, at first glance, it seemed like a chaotic place, I was amazed at the depth of environmental teaching and learning in this so-called “failing” […]
The High School of Arts & Technology Martin Luther King Jr Campus, Lincoln Center, NYC Friday, November 4, 2011 Over the week, I entertain a couple of rowdy boys who are totally unimpressed by my hip hop classroom management skills. I have to have a dean remove one of them. I also sub in a […]
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, […]
How a teacher prepares for the school year: Excerpt from “Yo Miz! (1 Teacher + 25 Schools = 1 Wacky Year)” Angela and I are substitute teachers, assigned to Baruch College Campus High School (BCCHS) in midtown Manhattan for one month in September 2011. After the month is over, we will be sent to […]
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, […]