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Mon Feb 6 2006 at 14:13:34 (12.6 years ago )
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mission drive within everything
I seek to bring Web 2.0 to high school teaching and learning.
Weblogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Education
East Side Community High School and the New York City Writing Project.
"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.