Sat 10.19 – The New Teacher Underground Kick-Off 4:30-630p


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The New Teacher Underground Kick-Off
Saturday, October 19
4:30 – 6:30 PM
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan
Room 5414

Join us for the first official NTU event of the school year.
New Teacher Underground, a working group of New York Collective of Radical Educators, is a social space for newer teachers to find support and dissect the realities of education in NYC. By connecting and educating ourselves, we strive to be more empowered in and out of the classroom. 
 
We will share stories inspired by the theme: “Seeing With Many Eyes/Practicing Empathy.”
On October 19, we will use a story-telling/restorative justice practice to reframe our experiences and plan actions that enhance our work as educators. 
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New Teacher Summer Detox Potluck + Story Circle

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The New Teacher Underground has imaged a large group of new and newer teachers (5 years or less) meeting in Brooklyn Bridge Park to share food, friends, and stories from the school year, creating a space for reflection and resonance in community.

We will feast on our potluck spread from 2-3, engage in a story telling circle formation from 3-4:30 and have ourselves a jamboree once the stories have been told.


What to bring?

  1.  A fellow new(ish) educator friend
  2.  A plate of food to contribute to the potluck
  3.  A piece of the school year- this may include a note from a student, an item from your classroom, or any other form of memorabilia from this year
  4. An instrument if you have one

Why detox?

NTU has found that some of the most difficult challenges faced by new(er) teachers are the lack of support, feelings of isolation, the need to vent, and an unfulfilled desire for places where and people who can support them in transforming their struggles into creative, actionable solutions.

Why tell stories?

NTU hopes that by telling stories amongst community with effective protocols, we might be able to get to know one another in ways that are more meaningful, share experiences that we are trying to unpack, and pursue new relationships with other teachers out of a desire to continue to share personal experience and build our work in our classrooms and our schools.

For more information visit the event page on facebook 

RSVP newteacherunderground@gmail.com ASAP for more details.

NTU, a working group of New York Collective of Radical Educators, is a social space for newer teachers to find support and dissect the realities of education in NYC. By educating ourselves, we strive to be more empowered both in and out of the classroom. At our summer Detox/Potluck, we will be sharing and connecting using a restorative justice storytelling practice. You can also check us out on Facebook or Twitter: @ntu_nyc. Hope to see you on the 22nd!

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July 29 – Queering the Curriculum: NTU Summer Workshop Series

THE NEW TEACHER UNDERGROUND
Summer 2012 Workshop Series for Newer Teachers

Sundays in July – 5 – 7  pm (new time)

The Cherry Tree (South Brooklyn Pizza)
65 4th Ave., Brooklyn
Atlantic Av – Pacific St (D, N, R, 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q)

The New Teacher Underground (NTU) is back for a second summer of gatherings for incoming and newer teachers. NTU, a working group of New York Collective of Radical Educators, is a social space for newer and alternatively certified teachers to find support and dissect the realities of education in NYC. Through educating ourselves, we strive to be empowered both in and out of the classroom. Each workshop will center around a short reading and activity on a critical topic in education.

Schedule of Topics

July 1 – Identity in the classroom

July 8 – Antiracist pedagogy

July 15 – Resisting the deficit model

July 22 – Culture and community

July 29 – Queering the curriculum

Contact: newteacherunderground@gmail.com.

Also check us out on Facebook, our NYCoRE page, and follow us on Twitter: @ntu_nyc. Hope to see you there!

For pdf versions of the readings go to our NTU-NYCoRE page

 

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