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NYC Teacher Talks: 'The Learning Is Really On Them'
'As I got to be more experienced, I drew back and saw that students understood more when I would give them some space to work.'
Updated: Oct 17, 2016 2:58 PM
NYC Teacher Talks: 'We Have Kids Who Have Not Really Been To Manhattan'
Angela has been teaching Spanish for two decades, but she says she's just starting to learn how important it is to make students believe in themselves.
Updated: Sep 16, 2016 6:00 PM
NYC Teacher Talks: 'You Are Basically Parenting 70 Kids'
Samantha teaches eighth grade English and history in the Bronx. She says the hardest part of teaching is that she can never fully turn off when she's at home.
Updated: Sep 15, 2016 4:16 PM
NYC Teacher Talks: 'Even When You Get The Answer, There Are Bigger Questions'
Arun teaches 7th graders at a middle school in Brooklyn. He incorporates social justice themes into his lessons to get kids thinking about how they can make change.
Updated: Sep 15, 2016 11:59 AM
Jia Lee, Opt-Out Activist, Wants To Shake Up The UFT's "Closed Door Negotiations"
"Real teacher preparation comes from working with experienced educators. That has gone to the wayside and there is now so much emphasis on passing tests."
Updated: May 24, 2016 1:16 PM
NYC Teacher Talks: "Sometimes You Wonder, Is Anybody Learning?"
"It's tough to see parents break down in front of you. They want what is best for their child but they don't want them to leave the protection of somewhere they have been for so long."
Updated: Feb 29, 2016 5:03 PM
NYC Teacher Talks: "Education Is A Form Of Protection"
"Also, as a child, I wanted to be four things: president, major league baseball player—teacher was fourth—but third was to run a deli in New York City."
Updated: Oct 14, 2015 9:54 AM
NYC Teacher Talks: "I Have Been New Kinds Of Tired"
"I looked around and I didn't see a lot of black men teaching. I want to take on that mantle because I see that people can't be what they can't see."
Updated: Oct 9, 2015 2:40 PM
NYC Teacher Talks: "The Weight Of Standardized Testing Is Absolutely Crushing"
"I rapidly saw that so many of the problems we have in the school system are actually workplace problems—they are problems of capitalism."
Updated: Oct 8, 2015 5:20 PM
NYC Teacher Talks: "There's An Apathy Towards Life In Inner Cities"
"So many inner-city kids who go to public schools, they don't see beyond the block."
Updated: Oct 7, 2015 4:57 PM
NYC Teacher Talks: "It Was A Culture Shock, For Sure"
"Why am I not getting the same opportunities because of where I live, because of my zip code? That's lame. I think that really led me to want to teach."
Updated: Oct 7, 2015 10:45 AM
NYC Teacher Talks: "Nobody Wants To Teach Black Kids"
"Sometimes I hear, “You’re mad lenient. I take advantage of you.” But I believe in youth empowerment. I don’t believe I have anything over kids in a classroom."
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 1:20 PM
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