Posts Tagged ‘Teachers’

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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Talented in Any Language

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Toll’s skills create community in her Spanish-English classroom By Mirva Lempiainen When students’ eyes light up and get that “aha!” expression, that’s when Randi Toll realizes how much she loves her job. “These are the moments I enjoy the most,” she said. Luckily for Toll, who teaches 1st grade at P.S. 163, “it happens a [&hellip
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Maternity Leave for Teachers

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To the Editor: I am writing in response to Eva Moskowitz’s allegation in a recent interview that the UFT has not fought for paid maternity leave for our members in the district schools (Q&A, “Charter Crusader: Eva Moskowitz,” April 1). This is not true—and Ms. Moskowitz knows it is not true. She also knows that, [&hellip
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A Tribute to Teachers

Written by admin on . Posted in Education, News West Side Spirit, Special Sections

Everybody remembers a favorite teacher. Whether it was someone who pushed you harder, became your friend or simply cast life in a different light, educators stay with us long after the last day of school. But for individuals who can have such an impact on our lives, teachers rarely get the recognition they deserve. That’s [&hellip
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THE BLACKBOARD AWARDS

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Know an exceptional principal? Nominate your favorite school leader for a Blackboard Award! Grade your school! Blackboard Awards 2009: For the seventh consecutive year, the publishers of Our Town, West Side Spirit, New York Press, New York Family and Avenue are putting together a multi-part education program to celebrate what works in city schools—and to [&hellip
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