What I Learned Teaching Summer School in Harlem

Recently I had the opportunity to teach neuroscience to a ninth grade summer school class at Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF). Over the years, I’ve participated in and organized Brain Awareness Week (BAW) events in New York, but this type of outreach was new to me. In contrast to the day-long BAW events, summer school entailed teaching twenty rising ninth graders for many hours a day over one month, and also included developing a curriculum and mentoring two teaching assistants (TAs).

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Sloka Iyengar
Sloka Iyengar is a neuroscientist and science writer based in New York. She is also involved in science outreach and advocacy, and recently started working for a healthcare consulting firm.

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