Fuzzy Caterpillar Knows The Best Way To Get Around NYC Is By Bike
The school year becomes so chaotic and granular that it’s hard not to swept up in the student’s memorization of facts. On Tuesday, June 5th my 10th grade students will took the Global Regents Transition exam.
I wonder in “covering” all the topics that I crammed in, how much teaching went on? How do I turn this information into discovery? How do I encourage curiosity ? How do empower their learning skills?
When I searched The Drake Equation I honestly thought I was looking for a Drake song.
New York and other American cities should look to Europe for ideas about solving the urban traffic and safety crisis.
— Read on mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/opinion/there-are-better-ways-to-get-around-town.html
I would of said, “just get rid of cars”, but this NYTimes piece clearly explains why we must change how we use our shared streets in NYC and around America.
Traffic has fallen 40% in the City since 1999, which is good news for air pollution – and people’s fitness
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/12/pollutionwatch-bicycles-take-over-city-of-london-rush-hour
Why “Hardening” Schools Won’t Solve Violence | Teen Vogue
As a teacher I see first hand the trauma of violence in too many of my students.
As a society we do not look at the causes of the wound, but quickly look to cover up the deeper issues of racism and poverty with more violence and force.
Field Trip, The Met
Sometimes a student, usually a smart student who is bored or lost will ask,
Mr. W, why are we doing this?
Why do I need to know this?
Those moments are a great opportunity to step back and lead students to the purpose of Social Studies, of history.
The purpose of history is to create stories of our past, to know who we are today, and create the stories of our future.
If a teacher cannot give a response to student as to why they are learning about a topic or theme other than, it’s on the test, or it’s in the text book, then why is the teacher teaching it?