Ryan Miller

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Teacher

New York City, New York

J. Ryan Miller teaches AP World History at Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn, where he is also the history department chair. He also teaches a graduate course for social studies teachers at the Relay Graduate School of Education. For shorter thoughts on history, teaching, and the Green Bay Packers, follow him on Twitter.

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Posted Mar. 10, 2016

It’s No Myth: Teachers Are Heroes But Not for the Reasons You Think

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” —Mike Tyson The recent profile of author Ed Boland in…

By Ryan Miller

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Posted May 17, 2017

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ But Not Like This

It was a cool Chicago evening in late April. I walked down the bleacher steps of the spacious new Back of the Yards College Preparatory…

By Lane Wright

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s What I Learned When I Sat Down for All the Standardized Tests My Students Take

Many people—not just students—cringe when they hear the word test because it triggers fear in some and anger in others. Educators know that tests are…

By Anthony Grisillo

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

You hear a lot these days—especially in the Trump era—about how broken, antiquated and just generally messed up public education is in our country. Just…

By Michael Vaughn

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