I've been teaching secondary English for 20 years, mostly at Great Neck South High School on Long Island. I teach AP Language and Creative Writing - which is Writing Workshop for high school students.
Teaching philosophies: Student-centered. Collaborative. Goal-setting. Coaching. Divergent thinking. Portfolio. Writing as therapy. Take Risks! Find your voice. Experiment! Freewrite. Poetry. Memoir. Editing. Layers. Deadlines. Frontload. Rap and hip-hop. Expository technique. Drawing. Art. Magic Markers. Mind Maps. Publishing. Music. Cellphones. Ipods. Wikipedia. Twitter. Facebook. Stay modern. Stay open-minded. Keep learning.
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BA in English, The University of Maryland. MAT in Teaching English, SUNY Stony Brook. MA in Broadcast Journalism, Syracuse University.
www.thecreativitycore.com Please check out my website on teaching creativity.