Hydroponics Lab is Fully Functional
by: Ms. Laino and Mr. Salwen
January 1, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ACADEMY OF URBAN PLANNING TEACHER IS HONORED
NEW YORK, NY
— Yelena Palleiro, teacher and department head at the
Academy of Urban Planning, was recently inducted as a 2015-2016 Fellow
of The Academy for Teachers.
The Academy brings New York’s finest educators together with our culture’s leading minds and creative talents for inspiring Master Classes held in New York’s most beautiful and interesting venues. Teachers spend a day learning from an expert and from other master educators. Being invited to a Master Class is a well-deserved honor. Teachers are nominated by fellow teachers and administrators. Those nominations are then evaluated by other educators.
Out of many nominees, Ms. Palleiro was one of just 18 teachers chosen to participate in a Master Class on “Spoken Word Poetry” with the poet Taylor Mali. The class, which allowed time for the teachers to draft their own poems, was held in the Library at the New-York Historical Society.“Teaching is hard and noble work that needs to be supported and celebrated,” says Sam Swope, the founder of The Academy for Teachers. “In
order to keep inspiring students, teachers themselves need to be inspired. They must continue learning about the subjects they teach and we must keep their intellectual curiosity alive.”Ms. Palleiro said about the day, “Spending the day with other teachers of similar mindset and Taylor Mali was a wonderful experience. Particularly the portion of the class when we had the opportunity to compose a piece and then read it aloud. That was extremely valuable because of the feedback we received. It highlighted concepts important to spoken word poetry and helped me understand what to look for when my students read their work aloud.”