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  • Staring at trees
    by Julie Nariman on March 15, 2019 at 11:16 am

    I have discovered a remarkable way to increase my productivity: taking a break in the middle of the day, sitting on the steps in front of […]

  • Nikki Giovanni: Unapologetically herself
    by Julie Nariman on February 23, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    “The glory of God is a man fully alive.”  I have always loved this quote and I  met its embodiment in the poet Nikki Giovanni. I […]

  • The Opportunity Myth
    by Julie Nariman on February 12, 2019 at 11:57 am

    I attend monthly meetings with the other 40 or so principals.  The professional development at these meetings is always something that gives me insights into how to […]

  • Unconnected and Unimportant
    by Julie Nariman on January 31, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I love to put my phone away when I’m eating dinner, or sitting in a class or lecture.  I love to go hiking and realize I […]

  • Stopping by Mr. D’s
    by Julie Nariman on January 19, 2019 at 2:41 am

    I love my neighborhood in the Bronx.  It’s diverse with many immigrants and filled with busy, bustling stores.  Right around the corner, I have a shoe […]

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  • In my school we sat on benches
    by Julie Nariman on March 8, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    As a school for newcomer immigrant English Language Learners, our students come from all over the world: Dominican Republic, Yemen, Bangladesh, several countries in Africa, Albania, China, Vietnam, […]

  • Narrowing gaps behind-the-scenes
    by Julie Nariman on February 22, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    What impacts student learning?  Teachers, school leaders, counselors, parent-school partnerships.  Access to quality books and materials, curriculum. And seemingly mundane things.  […]

  • No school, no dance?
    by Julie Nariman on February 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    A couple of weeks ago, Sami arrived at our school dance.  Sami is a dynamic 12th grader who is passionate about basketball and Star Wars.  He is a charmer and a social […]

  • I can tell you anything, right?
    by Julie Nariman on February 4, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Jeetu, a 12th-grade boy, sat in my office, eager to talk. “You’re the principal, so I can tell you anything, right?” I was tickled by Jeetu’s question.  A lot of kids […]

  • Dance, dance, dance
    by Julie Nariman on January 28, 2019 at 11:33 am

    I find my students touching, and often cute.  However, in thinking of them as “cute,” I don’t always see their wisdom. Three 12th grade students approached me a few weeks […]

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