Saturday, June 29, 2013
Recruitment, Experiences, and Retention of Teachers
9:03 am edt
Travis Bristol –
a doctoral candidate at Teachers College and a clinical teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program –
recently sent me information about his dissertation project, “Men of the Classroom: An Exploration of how the Organizational Conditions, Characteristics, and Dynamics in Schools
Affect the Recruitment, Experiences, and Retention of Black Male Teachers.”
Travis, whom I met when he was a 16-year-old senior at Manhattan’s
Washington Irving High School in 1998-99, has a profile on the Boston Teacher Residency website.
teaching of Othello to New York City 10th-graders was featured on a Teachers College site before he entered graduate school there.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Ray Allen: Reader and Basketball Player, Poise amid Pressure
11:17 pm edt
This blog mentioned basketball player Ray Allen in a January 2009 post on his attendance at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. A recipient of various citizenship
awards, Allen is known for his advocacy of causes including juvenile diabetes research and reading (and for starring in the movie He Got Game). In July 2001, First Lady Laura Bush acknowledged Ray Allen’s work with the “Read to Achieve” program. He
has spoken of enjoying books ranging from The Alchemist to Siddhartha.
is also the most prolific three-point shooter in NBA history, with ten percent more three-pointers made in both regular season
and playoff games than his nearest rival (the celebrated Reggie Miller).
Ray Allen play many times from 1993-96, when he was at UConn, including at Madison Square Garden in March 1996; he made the
winning basket in a Big East championship victory over Georgetown.
then, while aspects of his all-around play may be underappreciated, he has earned acclaim for his brilliance as a three-point and free-throw shooter. He
is recognized as one of the best "clutch" scorers in the game.
Never was the pressure greater than in game six
of the NBA finals the other night, with his Miami Heat trailing three games to two and by three points with just seconds remaining.
A miss would end his team’s season. Ray Allen made the shot.
a New York Times article described him as “unpretentiously classy.” Then Miami won game seven and the NBA title.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Concord Review, History and Writing in High Schools
5:40 pm edt
The Concord Review has received a $30,000 challenge
December 2009 (December 3) post discussed the Concord Review, which publishes the work of high-school students of history.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
TED Radio Hour: Violence
5:00 pm edt
This week’s TED Radio Hour considered violence, including domestic abuse (in a segment featuring Leslie Morgan Steiner).
Last month’s May 2013 (May 4) post below included relevant information.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
NPR on Cities, Innovation; NYC's "Geek Squad"
11:25 am edt