Tim Clifford is the author of several education books, as well as children's fiction and non-fiction. He teaches English in Queens.
Tim Clifford appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A local teacher weighs in on the recent ruling against tenure rules in California, arguing that there are bigger challenges than tenure putting low-income students at a disadvantage.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Diane Ravitch, an education professor at New York University, has been a vocal critic of recent reform efforts promoted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Her critique continues in her lates...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
"If we have a problem recruiting top college graduates to education, we should fix that problem. Testing doesn't fix anything, and in this case, a teacher bar exam disguises the need ...
Thursday, January 17, 2013
SchoolBook's regular contributor, and English teacher, lays out the educational landscape in New York City, replete with competing candidates and unresolved issues that will define 20...
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
In an opinion post in response to a recent New York Times essay, a city English teacher writes: "If algebra can be tossed by the wayside, why not Austen?" And he laments, that is alr...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A Queens English teacher writes: Dear education reformers, I humbly submit that teachers are not the Zeroes you make us out to be. Nor are we all Heroes. We rarely confront fire-breat...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
An English teacher in Queens writes: "Great teaching, like great writing, is nuanced, complex and much larger than the sum of its parts. Good principals and administrators 'know it when they see it.'"
Friday, March 09, 2012
A Queens English teacher writes: "The feeling when your teacher data report arrives by e-mail is akin to going over the crest of a roller coaster, realizing you’ve lost your wallet, a...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
An English teacher writes: "The first salvo in the war on pronouns was fired several years ago when teachers were advised that we should have students steer clear of using pronouns in...