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Blackboard Awards: Bernadette Robine, From Paris to Brooklyn

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By Max Sarinsky Bernadette Robine’s job is somewhat unusual for a teacher in the United States: immersing her students in French language and culture. But her students aren’t the only ones learning a foreign culture. Learning the nuances of American life has been a welcome adventure for Robine, a Parisian who moved to New York [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Marija Kero, Bringing Math Alive by Connecting it to Student’s Lives

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By Juan DeJesus A lifelong affinity for sports and mathematics has blossomed into a successful career for Marija Kero. The 27-year-old math teacher has found a way to capture the attention of her students and unlock their potential. The young teacher makes it a point to get to know each of her students. “Always make [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Dr. Warren Wollman, Physics Doctorate Demystifies Mathematics at Rodeph Sholom

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By Paulette Safdieh There’s a big difference between helping students to grasp a new concept and just showing them the right answer, and Dr. Warren Wollman makes sure his math students know that. As he wraps up his fifth year at Rodeph Sholom School on the Upper West Side, he accepts a Blackboard Award for [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Lois Eder, Special Teacher Making Strides with Students

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By Mary Stachyra In many schools, the amount of interaction between special and general education students is limited. Lois Eder, a special education teacher at Susan Wagner High School in Staten Island, aims to change that. Eder, 54, believes it’s beneficial for students with different types of educational needs to interact with and learn from [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Andrew Adler, Using Computers to Teach the Three Rs

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By David Gibbons Buzzwords and catchphrases such as “digital literacy” don’t mean much without dedicated, hard-working teachers like Andrew Adler to put them into practice. Adler, 40, teaches eighth-grade humanities at the Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies, known for its pioneering role in ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching), wherein classes are co-taught by a general education [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Rose Coffield, Pre-K Teacher Uses Video to Teach Kids About Play

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By Jackie Kostek Every day, Rose Coffield’s pre-kindergarten students are the stars of their own show. “I see myself in more of a supporting role,” said Coffield, 34, who teaches pre-kindergarten at The Weekday School at Riverside Church. Of course, Coffield’s self-described supportive role doesn’t mean she isn’t in charge of leading and educating her [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Sammie Smith, A Passion for Writing, Theater and Latin

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By Teresa Tomassoni Teaching was never a dream of Sammie Smith’s. Growing up in Joplin, Mo., she thought she would go into medicine or law. But halfway through her pre-med coursework at Washington University, Smith had had enough of professors’ attempts to weed people out. She longed for a more supportive environment and decided to [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Jonathan Goldman, Beacon Students Remember Jon, Their Inspirational Teacher

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By Laura Shin Later this month, the library at The Beacon School on the Upper West Side will be renamed The Jonathan Goldman Memorial Library, after an English teacher many say had a profound impact on the school and his many students over the years. “Mr. Goldman taught lasting lessons that stay with me some [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Susie Kavanaugh She Empties the Classroom Before Filling Their Minds

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By Joanna Fantozzi When Susie Kavanaugh began teaching fifth grade at Corlears Elementary School on West 15th Street, she requested an empty classroom. When students walked in, they found a classroom devoid of all furniture and materials, save for a couch. The students had to figure out how to raise money and build the furniture [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Lindsay Werner, Life Lessons from the South Side to the Upper East Side

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By Stephen Santulli Lindsay Werner’s third-grade students read classics and Shakespeare. They can predict how much money their lemonade stand will take in on a particular day based on the temperature outside. These are some of the advantages of teaching in the rarefied setting of Philosophy Day School, a small private school of about 150 [&hellip
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