Category Archives: Teaching Americans

An Anecdote about Professionalism in NY’s Public Schools

When I was first accepted into the NYC Teaching Fellows in 2010, I received a near-constant stream of emails and documents preparing me for my new career as a public school teacher in the city.  Among them were repeated entreaties … Continue reading

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Words that Don’t Know Themselves: Building Language Bridges through Creative Writing

On the first day of the 10th year of my education, I entered the classroom labeled “Kemmer Anderson,” a classroom tucked as far as possible away from any tour groups that might come peeking through the English wing of the … Continue reading

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