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Those who are planning the changes to ELL instruction have no idea of the needs of the English language learners [“Devil in the details,” Jan.7].
Besides the classroom library for independent reading [“Nurturing the joy of reading,” Teacher to teacher column, Jan. 7]
“JUIVE” was rubber-stamped across my mother’s identity card by the French police in 1942. This and the required wearing of the Jewish yellow star were preludes to rounding up Jews for deportation.
As an educator I know that math departmentalization is an excellent idea.
Comments | January 7, 2016 >>
Both as a longtime high school teacher and former member of Community School Board 20 in Brooklyn, I had the honor and privilege to work with Anne Kessler [“UFT founder Kessler dies,” Dec. 3] for close to 30 years on numerous issues as they concerned all aspects of interest and concern to students, parents and teachers as well as religious, community and political leaders.
Comments | January 7, 2016 >>
Deeper knowledge — great. Higher-order thinking — fine.
As a retired teacher, I am appalled by charter schools’ derogatory television ads.
Why would she fire someone for doing something that is done systemically at Success Academy schools all over New York City?
Regarding the Research Shows column [“Teacher demos best for math instruction,” Nov. 5], I taught junior high school English and reading. I never got over the fact that so many kids who couldn’t read never had anyone read a story to them when they were younger.
Every academic or pedagogical conversation that I come across these days always seems to emphasize STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Comments | November 25, 2015 >>
In the article “Art is everywhere” [Nov. 5], Ceclia Chong says that she was invited to “curate a show of art teachers who have a full career as an artist as well — not just work on the side.”
As members of a most powerful union and, more important, as teachers we should be for all children — public, charter and parochial school students — of all faiths.
The responsibility for educating a child is in the hands of the teacher. And once the teachers roll up their sleeves, the process begins with commitment, dedication, care and concern.
It is unfortunate that those teaching today have no easy way of finding out what teaching in the New York City public schools was like before we had a union.
My son was suspended from his charter school six times last year.
The Families for Excellent Schools TV ad is racist.
Now that the State Education Department has decided to end its relationship with Pearson, the money saved could go a long way to helping students learn.
More needs to be done to educate new teachers on the need for unions.