Because Christy already knows how much I admire her as a teacher, this post is directed at anyone who may not be familiar with her abilities. I am a slightly older than average college student who was enrolled in Christy's "Urban Schools in a Diverse Society" class at City College in NY. Without question Christy is one of the best Professors at the school. She truly cares that her students "get it," and she consistently practices what she preaches in education. Her diligence and dedication to the craft of teaching is obvious--she knows the academic content she is presenting inside and out, and she uses research based teaching methods to effectively and clearly convey educational facts in a coherent way. I really looked forward to attending her classes and reading the assigned materials because the content was directly relevant to what is happening today--she has unique and effective ways of motivating her students to keep up with the course work. Some of the adjectives I would use to describe Christy's teaching style include "intelligent, fair, open, honest, reasonable, rational, student-centered, unbiased, intriguing, challenging, and fun," which are basically all of the qualities that the best teachers embody. She helped me to see educational issues in ways I had not fully considered in the past. I look forward to following her blog to help me navigate my own potential educational activities in the future. Thank you Christy Crawford!
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