Teaching Our Cities

  Joel Tolman           November 6, 2016

I was a brand new teacher when I came to Common Ground in 2003. The first class I taught — together with Liz Cox, now Common Ground's School Director — was a course about New Haven’s neighborhoods. It sounds a little ludicrous: a first year teacher, new to New Haven, teaching a class about New Haven to students who had called this city home for most or all of their lives. It felt a little ludicrous, too. My students and Ms. Cox taught me a huge...

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