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National Teacher Day, which honors teachers and recognizes the contribution they have made, is celebrated on the Tuesday of the first full week of May in the United States.
I am still struggling in my fourth year and I graduated from a top-notch teacher training program.
Rhonda Rosenberg’s Research Shows column [“Einstein’s struggles motivate students,” April 7] has revealed what I have observed for many years now, teaching the same population and most of the time 7th- and 8th-grade students with disabilities.
Educators throughout the country in all disciplines must be alarmed at the dysfunction of our current political discourse where theatrics, contempt and anger have replaced reason and civility.
After reading the story “Collaborative model shows promise” [March 3], I wonder if the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher has a partnership with one teacher/one class for the whole year.
Congratulations on the March 3 issue featuring the voices of our members. A great idea!
An amazing teacher you are, Ms. Steinweiss.
I am a retired New York City teacher and feel I owe my comfortable and happy life to the UFT.
The following letter was published in The Chief:
In prekindergarten and kindergarten, children are still all over the map in learning social skills and self-regulation [“Repairing the Common Core,” Feb. 4].
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.
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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.
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Deeper knowledge — great. Higher-order thinking — fine.
As a retired teacher, I am appalled by charter schools’ derogatory television ads.