Posts Tagged ‘Teachers’

Is Playtime Over?

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Some NYC schools are cutting down on recess just as studies show how integral it is to students’ development It turns out that taking a break from fractions to play football in the schoolyard has more than just physical health benefits. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a statement emphasizing the importance of recess, [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: 10 Years of Honoring Education Excellence

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Blackboard Awards, Education

bba_Avenues_BessAdler This being the 10th anniversary year of the Blackboard Awards, it seems only fitting to recall the involvement of the awards’ patron saint, the legendary teacher and author Frank McCourt. You may remember that McCourt was the career high school English teacher who, in retirement, wrote the mega-bestselling memoir about his childhood in Ireland, Angela’s Ashes. [&hellip
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Bullying at Any Price

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

East Side public and private schools cope with age-old problem In the past year, bullying has become not only a pervasive danger for students to dodge in the hallways but a hot topic of debate in the media, among parents and around dinner tables nationwide. Tragic stories of bullied kids committing suicide show up alongside [&hellip
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What Parents Can Learn From Teachers

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Five Educators Share Their Insights Into How Kids Learn And How Parents Can Help By Laura Zingmond and Helen Zelon Two years ago The Blackboard Awards, invited a panel of New York City teachers to a roundtable conversation starting with the basics: How parents can support their children as they learn. Together, these educators have [&hellip
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They Wrote the Book

Written by admin on . Posted in Education, Special Sections

A friendship forged in decades of early childhood education By Mary Stachyra When expectant mothers Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum met in the lobby of their Upper East Side apartment building, both sensed a connection. What they didn’t know was that the chance encounter had set the stage for a business relationship and friendship that [&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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Exciting Young Minds

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In her 4th-grade class, McIntyre’s love of learning is contagious By Shannon Geis Lauren McIntyre, 25, says she loves teaching 4th grade because students are just old enough to be independent, but young enough to still be excited by education. “They are like sponges,” said McIntyre, who has been teaching at P.S. 166 for four [&hellip
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Big Ideas for Little Minds

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Hovde opens kindergartners’ eyes to everything from fine art to conservation By Aline Reynolds Five-year-olds at P.S. 187 in Washington Heights are learning how to recycle and bake croissants—in addition, of course, to the basics of reading and writing. Their teacher, Jill Hovde, developed a passion for teaching back in college, when she taught children [&hellip
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