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In Haiti, Focus on Families

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 12:40 PM

Six days a week this summer, I've slung a water jug over one shoulder and a duffel bag of sports equipment over the other, and trudged out to play with children who live in orphanages in our small mountainous town in Haiti. The kids' poverty and need for adult contact...

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For Optimism About US Education, Look Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 12:02 PM

Like many teachers I know, I've tackled a new project this summer. For the past month, I've been living in a mountainous town in Haiti. While here, I've written curricula, trained staff, and worked on program evaluation for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation.

From rage over the Trayvon...

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Creating Lifelong Learners No More

(4) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 5:50 PM

If you had walked into my fourth grade classroom during Morning Meeting last Thursday, you may have been impressed at the conversation taking place. Students were posed the question "If you had a dollar in your pocket and passed a homeless person, would you give it to them?" They first...

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Standing on the Shoulders of Schools Around Us

(2) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 11:27 AM

When people ask me how my first year of teaching at a Title 1 New York City public school has gone, I always tell them the same thing; I've learned a ton. And it's true. I've studied my students' work, their responses to directions and their hobbies and interests. Above...

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