Melanie Kletter

fourth grade teacher

Melanie Kletter teaches fourth grade in a New York City public school in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood. She is also a children’s book reviewer and freelance writer and editor. Melanie worked as a journalist before getting her master’s degree in education at Teachers College. She is an avid runner, biker, and baker, and she loves reading graphic novels and listening to audiobooks with her two school-aged daughters.

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Why I Returned to Teaching in the Pandemic

It is my hope that teachers will be better recognized and supported throughout the country so that others will follow my lead.

Teach What Matters

Listen as teacher Jesse Hagopian explains how standardized testing narrows curriculum and makes it difficult for teachers to teach to the whole child.

Commentary: Thank you school leaders!

A profound thank you to all school directors for their dedicated service to their students, communities, taxpayers and school districts.

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