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Paul Allison

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I'm an English teacher at New Directions Secondary School, 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


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The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning
Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
Teaching with Heart: Poetry That Speaks to the Courage to Teach
Teaching The Universe Of Discourse
Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
How to Imagine: A Narrative on Art & Agriculture
Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now
Last Chance High School: A Principal's Crusade to Rescue Throwaway Teens
Crafting Digital Writing: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres
Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives With Design-Based Education
Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere
Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools andBusiness for the 21st Century
The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age
Blessen
Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing
Rising



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The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning
Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
Teaching with Heart: Poetry That Speaks to the Courage to Teach
Teaching The Universe Of Discourse
Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
How to Imagine: A Narrative on Art & Agriculture
Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now
Last Chance High School: A Principal's Crusade to Rescue Throwaway Teens
Crafting Digital Writing: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres
Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives With Design-Based Education
Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere
Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools andBusiness for the 21st Century
The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age
Blessen
Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing
Rising



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Use EDU-YouTube for Research | To find videos about your inquiry question, try using the "Education" button on the black bar under "Browse" to limit your queries to education channels. You can also start on the YouTube... Added on Monday, August 20, 2012 - 12:53, with
Researching Databases | Databases require subscriptions, but don't let that stop you. Most schools already have access to a group of databases. A teacher or librarian will be able to help you find what you need. Also, if... Added on Friday, August 17, 2012 - 22:50, with
Detox August 7, 2012 2:44 PM | Added on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 14:57, with
Annotating together: Jobs and Youth | Read and annotate these articles and reports about Jobs and Youth. Use a Non-Fiction Text Response guide to create a discussion post about a question that you have about the issues discussed in these... Added on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 11:13, with
Transitions: A collection of children’s books | Step One of Four: Read and Annotate the seven stories in Transitions. How to annotate on the text embedded here.    Click the tiny < arrow in the right-hand corner, and sign in (or sign... Added on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 08:32, with
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 4 comment(s)
Annotating together: Articles about KONY 2012 | Follow these links to find articles where you can insert your comments and chat with others who might be reading at the same time. Please log in to your Google account so that we can keep track of... Added on Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:59, with
Assessment: Managing the Flow | Added on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 09:37, with
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
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
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Youth Voices LIVE! Fridays at 10am PT/1pm ET | How does this look?   Proposed times Friday... 2 years 14 weeks ago in response to Youth Voices LIVE! How do we disagree?
Some articles to consider in the Youth Voices Crocodoc folder | I just put six articles in a "Skiing" folder in... 3 years 14 weeks ago in response to A True Passion
Post your email here! | We'd love to see what you are going to ask them. 4 years 21 weeks ago in response to Emailing Experts for Angkor Paper
Cool | Can't wait till this finishes! 4 years 25 weeks ago in response to Best accomplishment
From the Youth Voices Twitter feed | @youthvoices KONY 2012 #StopAtNothin... 5 years 11 weeks ago in response to KONY 2012 - The Hype, The Technology and The Success
No rules | This is a good place to start: http://... 5 years 18 weeks ago in response to Detox experiment
Jobs | Did you see this article? http://money.cnn.com/... 5 years 18 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... 5 years 25 weeks ago in response to What will become of Occupy Wall Street?
Thanks for sharing | That's an inspiring poem. Thanks for sharing... 5 years 26 weeks ago in response to Images of a Poem Close to Many Hearts
[Source: Misconception | [Source: Misconception Junction] 5 years 27 weeks ago in response to Thanksgiving