I'm an English teacher at Bronx Academy Senior High in the Bronx, NY.
I have been teaching and learning 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 doing meaningful work. At the same time, I was finding himself being seduced by new forms of literacy on the Internet. An opportunity to become a “studio teacher” of technology at East Side Community High School, NYC presented itself in the Summer of 2002, and I taught "New Journalism" at ESCHS for five years. In the Fall of 2007, I moved back the the Bronx to teach "New Journalism" in grades 6-12 at East Bronx Academy for the Future, then I taught English for three years at the East-West School for International Studies in Flushing, Queens.
Currently I'm an English teacher at Bronx Academy Senior High. 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. I'm the NYC Technology Liaison for the National Writing Project. I work with other teachers to manage a school based social network, Youth Voices, and along with Monika Hardy and Chris Sloan, I co-host a weekly webcast, Teachers Teaching Teachers.
My current research project is on "Multitasking: A problem or a new skill?" You can help me by adding documents to this folder on Crocodoc: Multitasking
Directions and screencasts so you can Detox section like this one to your profile
Detox: Notice. Dream. Connect. Do.
Posts by Paul Allison
|One Day on Earth - 12/12/12 | Today, on 12.12.12, across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period and contribute their voice to the third...||Added on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 10:57, with 1 comment(s)|
|Vamos a conectar | Vamos a conectar por hacer videos, grabaciones de audio y mensajes de discusión en español!||Added on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 13:09, with 0 comment(s)|
|Ten Fall Colors | I'm feeling good about the chilly days we've been having in NYC.||Added on Monday, October 8, 2012 - 18:16, with 0 comment(s)|
|Detox August 7, 2012 2:44 PM |||Added on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 14:57, with 0 comment(s)|
|Under the Bruckner | As you may already know, every day I run to my school in Soundview in the Bronx from my home in Washington Heights, near the George Washington Bridge. Some of my favorite moments on this commute come...||Added on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 09:52, with 2 comment(s)|
|Assessment: Managing the Flow |||Added on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 09:37, with 0 comment(s)|
|Why do high school students drop out? | Teachers Teaching Teachers #284 - February 15, 2012 - Chris Sloan, Monika Hardy, Scott Shelhart, Mary Ann Reilly, Troy Hicks, Buffy Hamilton, Paul Allison with a student, Louis, Teresa Bunner, and...||Added on Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 10:24, with 0 comment(s)|
|Talking about Detox - Teachers Teaching Teachers #282 - 2.1.12 | Teachers Teaching Teachers #282 - February 1, 2012 - monika hardy, Fred Mindlin, Scott Shelhart, Paul Allison, James Folkestad, evelyn salazar, Sharmar Smith, and Kelsey Shelhart||Added on Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 09:53, with 0 comment(s)|
|Detox 1.12.12 Independence with the grid | Are you a Power User of Youth Voices? Check out Youth Voices Spring 2012 Power Users' Guide (Common Core) https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B52TLTNub3z9NWVjNTJlNDMtOTlkYy00NzczLWE... (Revised January...||Added on Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 11:38, with 0 comment(s)|
|Music! | John Cage said that we are all born composers, "then we go to school and learn to write." I'm wondering if programs like this can equal the score.||Added on Monday, November 14, 2011 - 22:51, with 1 comment(s)|
Comments by Paul Allison
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|Post your email here! | We'd love to see what you are going to ask them.||20 weeks 2 days ago in response to Emailing Experts for Angkor Paper|
|One of our contributions to One Day on Earth |||22 weeks 5 days ago in response to One Day on Earth - 12/12/12|
|Cool | Can't wait till this finishes!||24 weeks 3 days ago in response to Best accomplishment|
|From the Youth Voices Twitter feed | @youthvoices KONY 2012 #StopAtNothin...||1 year 10 weeks ago in response to KONY 2012 - The Hype, The Technology and The Success|
|No rules | This is a good place to start: http://...||1 year 17 weeks ago in response to Detox experiment|
|Jobs | Did you see this article? http://money.cnn.com/...||1 year 17 weeks ago in response to Jobs or the Environment?|
|I thought of your post when I read this OWS poem | Still Trying to Overcome By Louise Annarino It...||1 year 24 weeks ago in response to What will become of Occupy Wall Street?|
|Thanks for sharing | That's an inspiring poem. Thanks for sharing...||1 year 24 weeks ago in response to Images of a Poem Close to Many Hearts|
|[Source: Misconception | [Source: Misconception Junction]||1 year 25 weeks ago in response to Thanksgiving|
|Aliens! | I can't wait to show Jimmy Q http://youthvoices....||1 year 29 weeks ago in response to The Alien Invasion has Arrived!|