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
Directions and screencasts so you can Detox section like this one to your profile
Detox: Notice. Dream. Connect. Do.
Posts by Paul Allison
|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|
Comments by Paul Allison
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|Youth Voices LIVE! Fridays at 10am PT/1pm ET | How does this look? Proposed times Friday...||2 years 5 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 5 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 12 weeks ago in response to Emailing Experts for Angkor Paper|
|Cool | Can't wait till this finishes!||4 years 17 weeks ago in response to Best accomplishment|
|From the Youth Voices Twitter feed | @youthvoices KONY 2012 #StopAtNothin...||5 years 2 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 9 weeks ago in response to Detox experiment|
|Jobs | Did you see this article? http://money.cnn.com/...||5 years 10 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 17 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 17 weeks ago in response to Images of a Poem Close to Many Hearts|
|[Source: Misconception | [Source: Misconception Junction]||5 years 18 weeks ago in response to Thanksgiving|