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This animated short is part of a toolkit of DIY videos we’re creating in partnership with the Hive NYC Learning Network. Educators can use this DIY to teach students of all ages to report stories about their own lives.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Rookies DIY: How to do vox pop
The first in a series of videos we’re creating in partnership with the Hive NYC Learning Network, teaches people to produce their own stories using digital media. This animated short, along with the accompanying resources, will help educators teach interviewing skills to students of all ages.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
If you could teach a class on anything, what would be the topic? What's your micro-specialty - the thing you know so well that you could share with others? It could be anything - a skill, a concept, the history of whatever - as long as you could teach it to someone who would want to learn it. Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Author Phillip Lopate discusses his latest books, Portrait Inside My Head, a collection of personal essays on memory, culture, parenthood, the trials of marriage, and New York’s storied past and present, and To Show and to Tell, which combines more than 40 years of lessons from his career as a writer and professor in a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A high school teacher writes: "Before we discuss extending school days and years, I would rather examine how to better use the time we have. I have seen far too many teachers and schools make the mistake of saying, 'we need to do more,' when in reality they need to do less better."
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Teachers training teachers is a common practice at Urban Assembly, a public school in the South Bronx. Teachers almost always complete tasks such as lesson planning and curriculum development collaboratively and under the guidance of “team leaders,” typically more experienced teachers who have previously taught the class they are team leading. A Columbia journalism student sits in.
Monday, May 14, 2012
By Laura Klein
Laura Klein, a middle school teacher and blogger, writes: "Perhaps all teachers have one student for whom they are teaching. Sedina was that student for me. Even now, when I am no longer her teacher, she’s still the one."
Monday, May 07, 2012
Charles M. Blow focused his Op-Ed column on a teacher near and dear to his heart: his mother, a teacher of 34 years who then volunteered in a school after she retired, then won a seat on the school board -- proof, he writes, that "teaching is one of those jobs you do with the whole of you." And Michael Winerip devotes his On Education column to teaching students who are resisting participation in a new Stanford University and Pearson Education study to develop a system to weed out unfit teachers.
Monday, April 30, 2012
By Laura Klein
In her latest blog post about teaching at a South Bronx middle school, Laura Klein writes about visiting a student at an in-patient psychiatric facility. As a teacher, she writes, it's easy to take comfort in knowing that her expectations for troubled students provide "simplicity in a world that is chaotic and scary." But when an incident occurs, she writes, it reinforces that, "We don’t have the solutions, and even if we did, we don’t have the power to fix the things that are broken in their lives."
Monday, April 23, 2012
A staff developer writes: 'The tests have gained an outsized influence on what happens in classrooms. They are not measuring student learning, as any good test should, but rather determining it. And in so doing they have shut down the most important quality of a good teacher -- the ability to learn.'
Friday, April 06, 2012
By Eddie Small
In Eric Azcuy's art class at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the South Bronx, art projects are used to reinforce what the students are learning in other classes. Students at the 6-12 school have worked on projects that include painting a giant periodic table of the elements, creating a mural based on "The Great Gatsby" and redesigning the Cup Noodles container.