Teacher Slam! Stories Out of School
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Academy Fellow Christian Clarke is calling all Fellows: Take the stage and share your best teacher stories with us! Maybe you’ll tell us about a first-year disaster or a tenth-year triumph, or vice versa. Maybe you’ll describe your most outrageous student or the time you accidentally tripped the principal on the graduation stage. Five-minute limit. No notes! We’ll choose storytellers by lottery, volunteer judges will score each speaker, and the top three winners will take home the most amazing prizes ever in the history of the world.
Christian Clarke, our slam host, has taught for 17 years, currently at Brooklyn Technical High School. He was a founding board member of The Academy for Teachers and took part in our very first master class. His plan is to continue teaching for the next 5-45 years, depending on a few things.