This blog was born out of a few of my loves: writing, teacher professional learning, and New York City. The whole reason I began to blog in 2014 was to record my thinking leading up to and during my fellowship in New York at the end of October that year.
I was reflecting this week that it had been three years since I had been in NYC, when I visited for a fellowship in which I investigated teacher professional learning, teacher evaluation, teacher development, and standards of teaching. I visited a school on the Upper East Side and one in Westchester, Professor Ellie Drago-Severson at Columbia, Teaching Matters, and Charlotte Danielson and Cindi Tocci in Princeton.
As my Facebook memories reminded me of my 2014 trip to New York (three years ago and my third visit), news came of this week’s terror attack.
So, I’ve been thinking of New York and the people there, the magic of the city in October (and all year round), and the connectedness of the world. Below are some photos from that trip.