March/April 2021 Issue
March 01, 2021

Kudos: NYSUT members in print

Source: NYSUT United
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Jerry Blumengarten, United Federation of Teachers retiree, coauthored Connecting Your Students with the Virtual World, second edition. The book, which outlines how to plan themed projects, embark on virtual field trips and more, is available at

Linda Gaston-Bessellieu, Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association retiree, has published My Protest, a nonfiction book about current protest events suitable for grades K–3. The book is available at

Cindy Greenberg, Professional Staff Congress-CUNY Kingsborough Community College, has published the second edition of her book Communication Basics - Principles and Practice about teaching communication, language and listening. It is available at

Ellen Mason, Middle Country TA retiree, has co-authored Patches and Stripes. The children’s book is about a young boy who visits a railroad museum and loses a family heirloom. The book is available exclusively through the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.

Lee Ravine, a UFT retiree, has published two books. Her memoir, Riding Solo: My Journey Through Love and Madness and her debut novel, Villa Paraiso, about the secrets and lies hidden behind the gates of a Florida lifestyle community, are available at

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