Author: John Russo

Sep
12

NYC Wants More Teachers With TESOL Experience

NYC is looking for more teachers with TESOL certification, due to problematic teacher numbers for students who are English Language Learners. It’s clear that immigrant populations face challenges in schools, navigating cultural difference, lack of opportunity, and often language barriers. In school, language often is the largest obstacle. It hurts both learning and socializing. The […]

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Sep
10

Free Calm For Teachers

  We love bringing tips (especially freebies) to you. Study after study tells us of the benefits of meditation for all levels of students (not to mention the good it does for the teacher’s lunchroom!). Please let your colleagues know about this offer, a free subscription to the Calm app for teachers. We are not […]

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Aug
22

Dads Can Read Too! How one Pre K is Battling Stereotypes

Every week ‘Learning Through Play’ pre-K center in the South Bronx invites dads to read to their classes. Assistant Principal Anthony Tucker is trying to combat stereotypes that being involved at school is primarily the responsibility of moms, while also building his students’ love for books. Read the full story at ChalkBeat. His view is, “Kids […]

By John Russo | news . pre k
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Aug
09

Can a TESOL certificate help you?

There are many ways for teachers to increase their competitiveness in the marketplace, but TESOL certification is one of the highest needs right now. NYC is facing a shortage of qualified teachers who can teach students classified as ENL (formerly ELL, or ESL). TESOL certification means you’re what schools are looking for. CITE offers affordable, […]

By John Russo | masters program . TESOL
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Aug
05

August 2019 Education Jobs NYC

We’re happy to post job openings from our community. If your school or agency anticipates vacancies, please let us know and we’ll help you find qualified candidates from our alumni pool! Please contact these employers through the links provided; CITE is only sharing the links and has no information aside from what we’re writing here: […]

By John Russo | Job Posting
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Aug
02

Community-Based Pre K Teachers – Possible Pay Raise

Last month, the city announced an agreement with District Council 1707, Local 205 that would steadily increase salaries for 315 pre-K teachers in (non-DOE) community-based pre-k centers, over the next several years, eventually matching what starting teachers in public schools make. In some case, these means an additional $20,000 in some teachers’ pockets. This means […]

By John Russo | Early Childhood . masters program
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Jul
31

Professional Development – Next Generation Learning Standards

CITE Professional Development facilitators are experienced educators who can help your staff adapt to whatever changes might come through the Department of Education, whether it’s new standards or educational emphases. We have experts in Next Generation Learning Standards, Advanced Literacy, Social Emotional Learning, and College Access for All. [button link=”https://citepd.com/contact/”]Contact Our PD Team[/button] Whatever your […]

By John Russo | Professional Development
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Jul
26

Inspiring Story of a Career Change Teacher in Special Ed

Career changes can be challenging. As anyone knows who has started a new job, or left an old one, deciding to change the course of one’s career is a big decision. This was the same mindset that Danielle Felicissimo, former bookkeeper and accountant, had when her son was diagnosed with autism. Read the full story […]

By John Russo | news
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