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SUMMERTIME, AND THE READING'S EASY-OR AT LEAST IT USED TO BE

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By Lydie Raschka I was going to rail against summer reading homework. I thought I’d complain about the school’s tentacle-like reach into our homes. The way assignments spoil the free-form pace of summer, leaving little wiggle room for boredom, the space in which new ideas flourish. Assigning books is a far cry from my childhood [&hellip
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Building’s ‘Front of the House’ Also a Weatherman

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A doorman who knows everyone’s name By Lydie Raschka One day, Carol Giordano struggled against a robust wind. “I’m disabled,” she said. “I walk with a cane. I had papers in my hand. Of course they flew everywhere.” Enter Louis Rios, 59, doorman since 1974, and all-around Good Samaritan. “There he was,” said Giordano. “Running [&hellip
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Doorman Untangles Tenants’ Knots and Can Tie Them, Too

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Tales of drunken aides, illicit affairs and Windsor knot lessons By Lydie Raschka Carlos Cruz doesn’t go anywhere, but he doesn’t need to—the world passes through his doorway. Tenants in the 455-unit buildingat 61-15 97th St. Rego Park where he works as a doorman come from Africa, Argentina, India, Pakistan, Russia, Israel and other far-flung [&hellip
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Building’s ‘Front of the House’ Also a Weatherman

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A doorman who knows everyone"s name By Lydie Raschka One day, Carol Giordano struggled against a robust wind. “I"m disabled, she said. “I walk with a cane. I had papers in my hand. Of course they flew everywhere. Enter Louis Rios, 59, doorman since 1974, and all-around Good Samaritan. “There he was, said Giordano. “Running [&hellip
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Doorman Untangles Tenants’ Knots and Can Tie Them, Too

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Tales of drunken aides, illicit affairs and Windsor knot lessons By Lydie Raschka Carlos Cruz doesn"t go anywhere, but he doesn"t need to's the world passes through his doorway. Tenants in the 455-unit building at 61-15 97th St. Rego Park where he works as a doorman come from Africa, Argentina, India, Pakistan, Russia, Israel and [&hellip
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A Family Tradition

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Professional and personal mix in Corcoran’s lesson plans By Lydie Raschka For parent Sophia Lee, Deirdre Corcoran’s classroom is a delicately balanced social structure that creates just the right climate for learning. A strong base of respect allows Corcoran to be “judiciously playful” with her students
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Guided By Imagination

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Students’ interests create the bedrock of Klassen’s lessons By Lydie Raschka Gabriela Klassen is reluctant to share her secrets of time management—perhaps because they go against the grain in this test-prep, skills-based climate. One trick is to “compact” the basics: spend an entire morning on math, for example, so that the afternoon can be dedicated [&hellip
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Math Made Magic

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Nemiroff’s hands-on approach wows parents and students alike By Lydie Raschka Fifth-grade teacher Tracy Nemiroff breaks the math nerd mold. “She’s not what you’d expect,” said parent Claudine May-Gomez. “Tiny, beautiful, little, pretty—and she loves math!”
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The Force Is With Her

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Davis’ skills with young children have impacted generations By Lydie Raschka Kindergarten teacher Brenda Davis is known, respectfully, as the “Jedi Master of early childhood teachers” by the parents who revere her—a few of whom were in her classroom when they were 5 and 6 years old. Davis learned her craft through years of practice, [&hellip
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An Artistic Approach to Learning

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Kilbane infuses lessons with drama, dance and outdoor excursions By Lydie Raschka Every weekday, Karen Kilbane rides her bike from Tribeca to the Upper East Side to teach kindergarten at Hunter College Elementary School. “She lives for her kindergarten,” said Principal Randy Collins. “Her class is a great way for kids to start school.”
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