Category

Stories from the Classroom

DOE CelebrationsFeaturedStories from the Classroom

It’s Time to #ShowYourSchoolworkNYC

As blended and remote learning continues across New York City throughout the 2020–21 school year, City public school students are completing their school assignments with outstanding work worthy of any school bulletin board. In celebration of our students’ efforts this year, we’re inviting City public school students, teachers, and families to participate in our yearlong “Show Your Schoolwork” series—let us know what great schoolwork you’ve finished (or helped finish) this school year, and send us pictures or video about the work by completing our online “Show Your Schoolwork NYC” intake form!
November 12, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeatured

When Creativity and Camaraderie Prevail

When NYC schools transitioned to remote learning this past spring, many wondered how schools could maintain a sense of "community" for their students, staff members, and families. As our #DOEconnected series continues, we catch up with a 2020 Big Apple Award-winning teacher who talked about her methods for maintaining close relationships with students and colleagues in an era of social distancing.
August 7, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeatured

Strength in Community

Amid the challenges of the current health crisis, Principal Jodie Cohen and the James Madison High School (JMHS) community have been working harder than ever to identify and implement tools that work best for their community. For this week's edition of #DOEconnected, learn how one principal used what worked with her students and staff to create best practices!
July 31, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeatured

When “Mr. Cuddles” Becomes Your Classmate

As any pre-k teacher or parent could tell you, it can be pretty tough keeping a young child's attention for more than a couple of minutes. For this week's edition of #DOEconnected, learn how one pre-k teacher (and 2020 Big Apple Award winner) uses the power of ventriloquy to keep her students engaged for remote learning!
July 24, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeatured

Finding the ‘Glue’ that Binds a REC Together

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC's Regional Enrichment Centers have provided the children of the City's essential employees with safe, stable, and joyous learning spaces for a wide range of learning activities. As our #DOEconnected series continues, we speak with a REC site director regarding his efforts to create supportive learning environments that bolster student's social-emotional experiences.
June 22, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeatured

Creating Safe Spaces, Remote-Learning Style

As our City continues to push forward through unprecedented challenges, New York's school leaders are being tested like never before. As our #DOEconnected series continues, we head to the Bronx to speak with a principal who is working tirelessly to maintain a "community" on behalf of her students and staff members.
June 10, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeaturedRemote Learning

Navigating the “Uncertain-Sea” of Remote Learning

While the transition to remote learning hasn't exactly been "smooth sailing" for many of our school communities, educators across the City have achieved success by supporting one another and working together to provide their students with critical instruction and support. For this edition of #DOEconnected, we spoke with a Queens elementary school principal about how she has steered her school through choppy waters thanks to her ongoing support of her hardworking staff members.
May 29, 2020

NYC Department of Education, 2019