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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, […]
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 […]