Posted in November 2012

Literacy, Numeracy, & Hurricane Sandy

Literacy, Numeracy, & Hurricane Sandy

If you have ever been seated next to me when President Obama mentions putting tons of money into Math and Science teachers, you have heard me emphatically scream, “Oh great, have fun when those kids can’t READ their word problems and science books!” as I rip my hair out in frustration. Yes, I believe more … Continue reading

Teaching After a Disaster

Teaching After a Disaster

We have been out of school for a week now. The public school teachers had to report to work today in NYC-that’s 80,000 employees trying to weave their way to their school buildings amid a major lack of transportation, personal losses, and a lack of childcare of their own children. They are going to prepare … Continue reading

Unprecedented

Unprecedented

Reporting from Brooklyn here, post-Frankenstorm, Hurricane Sandy, The Perfect Storm, Storm of the Century (Really? We are only 12 years into this century? Who thought up that insightful moniker?) and the multitude of other names that been coined to describe what just happened from the Caribbean, to the Southern states, to the Jersey Shore, to … Continue reading