user since
Mon Feb 6 2006 at 14:13:34 (11.8 years ago )
last seen
Fri Feb 24 2006 at 20:18:21 (11.7 years ago )
level / experience
0 (Initiate) / 0
mission drive within everything
I seek to bring Web 2.0 to high school teaching and learning.
specialties
Weblogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Education
school/company
East Side Community High School and the New York City Writing Project.
motto
"As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency." --John Cage
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I've been teaching ever since I graduated from Hunter College, CUNY in 1983. After a few years in the desert (Utah), and a couple of years at the High School of Art and Design, NYC, I had a wonderful dozen years at University Heights Secondary School, Bronx, NY, where I learned that doing school better didn't have to be the same-old, with more effort. After that, I worked with English Language Learners at the International High School in Queens for three years.

After 9/11, there was a lot of talk about making your work meaningful, and at the same time I was finding that I was more interested in new forms of literacy that were happening on the Internet. An opportunity to become a "studio teacher" of technology at East Side Community High School presented itself in the Summer of 2002, and I have been at ESCHS ever since.

Another community that I am a part of is the New York City Writing Project. I was a participant in the NYCWP's Summer Invitational in 1985, and I have worked for the NYCWP in various ways ever since. Currently, with Felicia George, I am the NYC Technology Liaison for the National Writing Project.