Posted in September 2012

Being a teacher on 9/11

Being a teacher on 9/11

September 11, 2001, also happened to be my second day of teaching high school. I had taught middle school the year prior, but my school, IS 111, had been shut down very abruptly and I landed a job in Cobble Hill, the neighborhood next to Brooklyn Heights, the neighborhood next to the East River that … Continue reading

I Want to Be Mike Rose When I Grow Up

I Want to Be Mike Rose When I Grow Up

Way back in the Fall of 2001* I took a class at Brooklyn College towards my Masters in English Education called Advanced Theories and Practice of Composition. It was taught by Jessica Siegel, a past high school teacher turned professor and journalist, and it was–if I dare say this into the cybersphere–the ONLY practical class … Continue reading