Author: Charlie Friedman

Charlie Friedman is a 2006 graduate of Yale University where he graduated with honors in English Language and Literature. In 2008, he earned an M. Ed with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from New York City, Mr. Friedman moved to Nashville in 2011 to start Nashville Classical. The school opened in 2013 with 89 students in kindergarten. Today, Nashville Classical enrolls 295 students in grades K-3 and will eventually grow to grades K-8.

Preparing for the state assessment together

  State testing is a serious topic, so I thought I’d lighten the atmosphere with a joke.   TEACHER (to class): Can someone tell me “How do you spell ‘crocodile?’” STUDENT: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L’ TEACHER: No, that’s wrong STUDENT: But you asked me how I spell it!   One day, the student might make a good lawyer. But, in a world with…