Mr. Van Owen is a 2008 member of Teach for America's New York City Corps.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
First day teaching and other reflections
Wow, sorry it's been so long since I've posted, and unfortunately this will be a fairly brief post because I'm running on four hours of sleep and am on track to only get four more tonight.
Anyway, I had a great weekend in the Hamptons and Connecticut celebrating the Fourth of July and seeing Lisa Lampanelli. I'll add a pic or two later. This goes down as one of the best, random, road trips ever!
Today was my first day teaching summer school. I think it went well all things considered. THe students seemed interested in the lesson, and I had a "grasp" of what I was doing. I'll elaborate more later.
moved to New York City in June 2008 to start summer institute for Teach for America. He attended the University of Florida, where he earned both his master's and bachelors' degrees. He teaches English, literacy, and writing to seventh and eighth graders, as well as advises the school newspaper, yearbook, and student council. His school is in Washington Heights, NY.