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 Aug. 12, 2019

Teaching About Race Does Not Make You Un-American

“The Holocaust was an atrocity.” This was the example I gave my eighth graders as we were learning our words of the week. And with…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Don’t Just Invite Black Men to School on the First Day, We Need Them All Year Long

A tradition for many schools that educate predominately Black children involves welcoming the children back with scores of Black men cheering them on as they…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Aug. 13, 2019

A Teacher’s First Year: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful

Joining a new school community comes with a unique set of challenges. In addition to the difficulties inherent in any new school year, new teachers…

By Meghann Estrada

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