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 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!

Fri. 6.21.13 – RSVP for NYCoRE’s General Meeting

Last NYCoRE General Meeting until the fall!

Students (as) Stakeholders: Connecting with Youth Organizers

At February’s general meeting, we heard from candidates from the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) on why we need to organize our chapters and take over leadership of the UFT. In March, we heard inspiring words about the power of united communities from Karen Lewis, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union. The political education piece from April’s Member Meeting focused on community organizations. Last month, we heard from parent organizations on how we could support their work and help NYC parent organizations build a fight against the ferocious attacks on public education.

This month’s meeting will conclude our community organizing series with a youth centered discussion on student organizing in school leadership teams, restorative justice communities, student government, and student groups. Join the conversation to hear from students on how educators can best support the work of our youth in New York City.

In addition to our political education piece, there will be more ways to engage in critical discussions around issues affecting education.

Also check out the following breakout groups:

  • New Teacher Group
  • No Human Being is Illegal
  • Youth Led Breakout Group on Student Organizing

If you are interested in leading a break out-group, joining the member committee, or representing your organization, please e-mail Rosie Frascella at

NYU Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge
82 Washington Square East
New York, NY

6:00 to 8:00 PM

There will also be a NYCoRE 101 Session at 5:30 for folks who are new to NYCoRE and who would like to hear more about the organization and ways to plug into it. If you are interested, please RSVP here.

Some food will be provided

Please Bring ID and RSVP here to give us a head count for food, and to notify security.

NYCoRE Member Committee

Support provided by the Union Square Award, a project of the Tides Center.

Support provided by the Union Square Award, a project of the Tides Center.

Free: Multi-session Art and Social Justice Workshop at the New Museum

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” 2013. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Benoit Pailley
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” 2013. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Benoit Pailley


Join New Museum and NYCoRE (New York Collective of Radical Educators) educators in a FREE interactive workshop series that introduces teachers to using contemporary art in the classroom. Participants will focus intensively on the art and artists featured in the New Museum’s current exhibition “NYC 1993: Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” exploring issues of social justice in contemporary art. Participants will also engage in group discussion and have the opportunity to reflect on how to take workshop activities and strategies back into the classroom. This multipart workshop is recommended for teachers interested in strategies and content appropriate for high school–age audiences.

Founded in 1977, the New Museum is located on Bowery at Prince Street and is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum.

Thursday April 11, 5:00–6:30 PM
Thursday April 18, 5:00–6:30 PM
Thursday April 25, 5:00–6:30 PM

New Museum Associate Educator Audrey Hope and Associate Director of Education Jen Song, and NYCORE educators Stephane Barile and Lisbeth Woodington

New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

To register, please email or call 212.219.1222 x231 with questions. Attendance is limited. Participants are required to attend all three sessions.

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The Global Classroom is made possible, in part, by the Bloomingdale’s Fund of the Macy’s Foundation, Con Edison, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
Generous endowment support is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School and Youth Programs Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.
Additional endowment support provided by the JPMorgan Chase Professional Development Workshop Program for Teachers.
Support for the exhibition is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Fund.
The accompanying exhibition publication is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.
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