Dinosaurs!

A Case for the Dinosaurs

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

One day, a group of educators, including myself, was having a conversation about veterans of the NYC public school system when one of my colleagues said something to the effect …

The Vilson Manifesto

Jose Vilson 11 Comments

The one question every person in this profession faces is the ubiquitous “Why do you teach?” (The most recent comes from Sherman Dorn). It comes from kids, parents, friends, and …

Welcome to the Jungle

Jose Vilson 7 Comments

Less than a month ago, The Village Voice published an article about the NYC Teaching Fellows entitled “Your Own Personal Blackboard Jungle” by Stacy Cowley and Neil deMause. Basically, it …

Crazy Eights

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

Borrowed from J. Dakar: The Rules: 1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 3. People …

The Full Circle

Jose Vilson 5 Comments

I love existential titles; don’t you? Well two days ago, I completed my greatest public speaking gig I’ve ever had. I spoke for the NYC Teaching Fellows in front of …