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Excellent news: Russian NEWL will go forward in 2020!

The letter from American Councils.
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All Staten Island SchoolPlus branches closed their onsite classes. We are moving from onsite to online live virtual classes.

All Staten Island SchoolPlus branches closed their onsite classes. We are moving from onsite to online live virtual classes.
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Antonina Lifshits
Teaneck, NJ; MetMuseum, 5-7
Manhattan, NY; Geography/History, 2-4, 5-7; Russian, 1-4, k
Art history - Museum tours, NY; Introduction_to_Art, 2-4, k/1st gr; MetMuseum, 3 - 7, 3-7, 3-8, K-2
; Early_Logic, preK; Geography/History, k-1; OLSAT_(G&T), K, preK; Russian, 3-6, K-1; Russian_as_Second_Language, 3 and up


For the most part of my life I've been studying Art History: first at the Moscow University, then at Jerusalem University and finally at Columbia University in the City of New York. I also had some studio art instruction and love drawing, painting and making ceramics.

For a while I have been giving classes for my own kids and their friends but then, several years ago, I started giving tours for children at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts and at the Same time has began teaching Art and Russian Drama classes at the then-new branch of the SchoolPlus on Manhattan.

I soon realized that teaching children and learning with them and from them is one of the things I enjoy immensely. Gradually, as my teaching experience has become more extensive, I have moved from the Art-related disciplines to Russian Language and Early Childhood Development classes, and this year I'll be teaching a variety of classes not only in Manhattan but also in the SchoolPlus in Bronx (Riverdale).

I want children in my classes to love the process of learning and appreciate knowledge, and throughout my lessons I try to keep them interested and engaged. I am always on the go for new materials and new ways to make my lessons meaningful and enjoyable.