Meet Marcus Sean Hall, Elementary Teacher

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How are you involved in education?

  • I am currently an elementary school teacher at Smedley Elementary School. Smedley Elementary School was taken over my Mastery Charter Schools in 2009, and now, we are preparing to complete our second year of school turnaround. Prior to this position, I served as Associate Director of Community Engagement for the NYC Department of Education. While at the Department of Education, I was responsible for coordinating community stakeholder meetings and program development for the Empowering Boys Initiative.

What’s your ideal classroom or school like?

  • My classroom, right now, is simply having a classroom. I am currently a traveling teacher, which can prove very difficult when attempting to incorporating experiments and lab investigations for over 100 students. In my classroom, I would have students sitting in small groups in an effort to increase collaboration. I would showcase stellar work and have a location where students learn, instantaneously, from their improper judgment or mistakes.

Have you ever attended an unconference before?

  • I have never attended an unconference.

If you were to lead a session at EdCamp, what would it be about?

  • My session would be focused on the need for parental and community engagement and/or strategies for engaging and empowering young males of color.

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?

What is your favorite digital tool?

  • Twitter

Author: Kevin Jarrett

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