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August 10, 2018

Is it June yet?

“Is it June yet?” These were the first words I heard when I started teaching middle school English in Brooklyn in 2000. One of my colleagues, […]
August 4, 2018

Being of service by being direct

It’s nearing the end of hiring season for teachers.  As a high school principal, I’ve recently attended hiring fairs where I meet prospective teachers. In the […]
July 12, 2018

Revisiting “Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys”

Summer school is a gift for my students, and for me. Even at work, summer is a time to slow down, focus on individuals, reflect, generate […]
April 6, 2018

Challenging students, challenging moments

My first year of teaching 8th grade English was tough for the most common new teacher reason: classroom management and discipline.  I struggled to get my […]