Otis Kriegel is a fourteen-year veteran elementary and middle school teacher, having taught in dual language (Spanish/English), monolingual, and Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classrooms. He received his M.S.Ed. in bilingual education from the Bank Street College of Education, and is adjunct faculty at the Steinhardt School at New York University. He is a guest lecturer at the Bank Street College of Education and other teacher education programs in New York City. He created the workshop, “How to Survive Your First Years Teaching & Have a Life,” which was the impetus for his book. An experienced presenter, Kriegel has conducted workshops and seminars with hundreds of preservice, new, and veteran teachers and continues to present in universities, teacher education programs, and elementary and middle schools. He also has spoken at such conferences as ASCD, Minnesota Elementary Schools Principal’s Association Annual Meeting, New York City Charter School Center Annual Conference, and others. He founded the parent advice website The K5 (www.thek5.com) to help parents of elementary school-age children. Otis currently teaches in Berlin, Germany.
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