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  • Being in Nature
    by Julie Nariman on April 9, 2019 at 11:23 am

    In the past week, I’ve had two extraordinary opportunities that showed me the healing and rejuvenating power of being in nature. Last week, my 12th graders […]

  • 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 […]

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  • A test and a passion for eggs
    by Julie Nariman on May 10, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Our high school is made up almost entirely of newcomer immigrant English Language Learners.  Every May we give students a required test that measures English proficiency.   The test […]

  • We want a mascot
    by Julie Nariman on May 3, 2019 at 10:43 am

    I’m always fascinated by what gets kids excited about school. Take a 12th grade student in my school, Rebecca.*  Rebecca is known for a sweet smile and enthusiastic participation.  […]

  • Come for the pizza, stay for the math
    by Julie Nariman on April 14, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Our students are passionate about food.  This past week, I was reminded of how that passion can actually support learning. Our school is participating in NYC’s innovative Participatory […]

  • Walking out with respect
    by Julie Nariman on March 26, 2019 at 10:27 am

    The New Zealand mosque shooting had particular resonance for my students.  My school is for newcomer immigrant English Language Learners and many of our students are Muslim.  The day […]

  • 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, […]

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