Friday, April 14, 2006

The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method is the Solution to the Crisis in Education--Teachers Tell Why! by Helena Simon

I post a seminar paper given at the conclusion of her first year teaching by Helena Simon. Studies have shown that new teachers last an average of five years in New York City schools because they find it so hard to teach and they don't see the results they hope to bring about. Miss Simon shows in this paper, given at a public seminar at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation several years ago, the success of the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method on the elementary level in one of the toughest areas of New York City--Harlem. She is now a mother and home raising her young son Ethan, but what she writes about her students and how they learned successfully can give hope to many teachers. Click here to read Ms. Simon's paper.