About Lauren @LaurenPorosoff
Lauren Porosoff teaches sixth grade English at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, New York. She is the author of Curriculum at Your Core: Meaningful Teaching in the Age of Standards (Rowman & Littlefield 2014) and co-author of EMPOWER Your Students: Tools to Inspire a Meaningful School Experience (Solution Tree Press 2017) with her husband Jonathan Weinstein. Porosoff has written for AMLE Magazine, Independent School, Kappan, Rethinking Schools and Teaching Tolerance about how students and teachers can explore and enact their values. She has been a teacher for 18 years.
Lauren’s Recent Stories
Education Mar 06Opinion: To prevent school shootings, can mental health be taught?
Maybe if students learn how to accept feelings of frustration, fear and embarrassment, they won’t need to avoid those feelings by hurting themselves or someone else.
Education May 05Column: How I teach about the Holocaust as living memory fades
Lauren Porosoff, a sixth grade English teacher in New York City, discusses how teaching about the Holocaust has changed since she was a child in the 1980s.