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Nicholas Ferroni is a revered educator and historian who mentors his mostly lower-income students with deep personal commitment and care. This former actor turned teacher, writer, and host was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in America for his commitment to education reform as well as developing a "Teach the Truth" campaign to incorporate more minority figures and groups into the high school social studies curriculum. Nick was also named one of Men’s Fitness Magazine’s “25 Fittest Men in the World,” an honor generally reserved for prominent athletes and actors. He has received national attention by numerous educators and doctors for his unique and innovative methodology in successfully reaching contemporary and urban students, and has been featured in various academic and scholarly journals. Nick is currently developing two history show pilots, one of which he will be hosting, and is currently working on his celebrity charity book titled The Awkward Album, which will reveal some of our most beloved celebrities' awkward and insecure moments during their childhood, and show every child that everyone (including our most beautiful celebrities) goes through awkward and insecure moments in their youth. You can follow Nicholas Ferroni on Twitter @NicholasFerroni.

Entries by Nicholas Ferroni

Celebrity Field Trip

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 12:56 PM

Oscar Wilde once said "Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught."

As an educator, I don't entirely agree with this quote, but there are many truths to it. I do believe, however, that there...

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Celebrity Photographer John Russo Launches New Line of Beauty Products and Hollywood's Elite Are Loving It

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 3:18 PM

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If you have ever picked up a copy of Elle, Esquire, GQ, Vogue or Harper's Bazaar, then you are familiar with the work of celebrity photographer John Russo. He is one of the most sought after editorial photographers in the world and has...

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The Most Annoying Things That Teachers Say

(4) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 3:08 PM

As the school year opens, educators, students and parents anxiously anticipate what the new school year may bring. As educators, it is imperative that we try not to forget how difficult it is being a student and, even more importantly, a teenager. So, to give everyone a better idea, I...

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You Are Never Too Old for Prom

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 11:37 AM

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In a previous blog, I shared a story about Brittany Mason, a model and former Miss Indiana, who was so bullied and terrorized as a teen, that she never attended her own prom. After discovering this, I decided to ask Brittany...

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Model Finally Attends Prom, 10 Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 9:19 PM

When you first see model Brittany Mason, you can't help but be captivated by her beauty, charm and infectious smile. When she enters a room, all heads turn and are drawn to her natural elegance, charisma and glow. I know because I could not take my eyes off...

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Dear Mom, Happy Mother's Day and I'm Sorry

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 4:29 PM

Dear Mom,

I sat down to write your usual Mother's Day card but, this time, I couldn't do it. It just didn't feel right to write my usual: "Mom, I wish you the happiest Mother's Day. Love Your Son, Nicholas." In my 34 years on this earth, excluding the...

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What Your Average School Lunch Looks Like

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 10:32 AM

I know this is hard to believe, but the quality of food that vendors are providing for school lunch is actually better today than it was in the recent past. However, the health of our youth seems to be getting worse and worse. If the price of lunch is cheap,...

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What My Students Think Is The Best Way to Engage Students

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 1:41 PM

In my years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine. A day doesn't go by...

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What It Feels Like to Be a Teacher (in a Six Second Vine)

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 4:06 PM

It is impossible to sum up what a teachers does, and goes through, on a daily basis... So, my students and I decided to do our best to help people get an idea of what it feels like to be a teacher. We feel this sums it up as best...

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I Spent the Entire Day With Lance Bass and Michael Turchin, and Now I'm... (VIDEO)

(14) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 9:36 PM

With marriage equality a hot topic in politics and the new media, it seems that everyone, and I mean everyone, has an opinion on same-sex marriage and the LGBT community, from religious zealots who believe that homosexuality goes against God to right-wing Republicans who believe that homosexuality will destroy American...

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What My Students Think About School Lunch

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 5:41 PM

In my years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: teenagers say some of the most profound and entertaining things you could ever imagine. A day doesn't go by that...

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Promposal: the Movie

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2014 | 7:33 PM

As a veteran educator, I have had the pleasure, year after year, to be around some of the most talented and inspirational students there are anywhere. I am also reminded that, not only does chivalry still exist, but it is more apparent now than in any other previous generation, including...

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What My Students Think About Being Popular

(1) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 11:55 AM

In my years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine. A day doesn't go by...

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What My Students Think About Standardized Tests

(3) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 1:39 PM

In my years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine. A day doesn't go by...

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What My Students Think Makes a Great Teacher

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 5:53 PM

In my years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine. A day doesn't go by...

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What My Students Worry About the Most

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 11:17 AM

In my nine years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine. A day doesn't go...

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What My Students Think About Mike Sam

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 3:04 PM

In my nine years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: Teenagers say some of the most profound and most entertaining things you could ever imagine. A day doesn't go...

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Those Who Changed History but Won't Be in the History Books

(5) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 7:50 PM

As a history teacher, I have read and taught about every figure in our textbooks and curriculum. Some are more than deserving of their recognition and immortalization in school texts nationwide, while others just happen to be very lucky that they were chosen for one reason or another. Now, as...

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Finding Supermen and Women

(6) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 7:05 PM

This summer is truly the summer of the "Attack on Teachers and Education." Nationwide, politicians, supposed experts and corporations are forcing states to adopt horrible policies for their profit and, even more disturbing, are closing down schools that they claim are "failing our children" while putting all of the blame...

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Mind, Body and SoulCycle

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 12:42 PM

I always enjoy my trips to Los Angeles; there's the weather and, as long as I'm not working, it gives me time to catch up with friends. But most importantly, I get a firsthand look at all the new and improved fitness trends. Maybe it's because people on the West...

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