Adam D. Kinory

English Teacher
School of the Future

My Teaching Philosophy

Adam Kinory is National Board Certified and in his 25th year of Teaching for the New York City Department of Education. He believes strongly in helping all students to transcend Common Core expectations. He is very influenced by the work of Eleanor Drago-Severson and seeks to build a safe space where students feel their world view will not be attacked, yet provide them with the confidence to grow and see other points of view. He also is deeply influenced by Peter Block and his emphasis on building communities where people feel connected and a sense of belonging.

Building Block Spotlight: Problem Solving

When students are doing this they are asking questions such as ‘How will I engage in risk taking and to what extent?’ ‘What is my plan for getting involved?’ ‘What is my role in creating the challenge I seek to address?'