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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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Youth Voices LIVE! Fridays at 10am PT/1pm ET | How does this look?   Proposed times Friday... 2 years 35 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 35 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 42 weeks ago in response to Emailing Experts for Angkor Paper
Cool | Can't wait till this finishes! 4 years 46 weeks ago in response to Best accomplishment
From the Youth Voices Twitter feed | @youthvoices KONY 2012 #StopAtNothin... 5 years 32 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 39 weeks ago in response to Detox experiment
Jobs | Did you see this article? http://money.cnn.com/... 5 years 39 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 46 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 46 weeks ago in response to Images of a Poem Close to Many Hearts
[Source: Misconception | [Source: Misconception Junction] 5 years 47 weeks ago in response to Thanksgiving