PATRICIA MARTONE graduated from Kean University of New Jersey with a B.A. in English Education in 1971. She received an M.A in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1991.
As a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) in the New York City public school system, she has taught children ranging in age from pre-kindergarten through 10th grade and from places as diverse as China, Puerto Rico, Tibet, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, and Bangladesh.
As a consultant on the faculty of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, she is one of the teachers of the workshop course for educators The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method. With her colleagues in All for Education she has presented public seminars on such subjects as: “The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Explains Why Students Don’t Learn — & How They Can!”, “The Answer to the Fury and Failure in America’s Schools”, “The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Makes Every Subject Truly Anti-Prejudice & Students Learn!”, “Through the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Interest Wins, Cynicism Loses—in Students and Teachers.”
Her articles about the success of the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method even in classrooms where children endure economic conditions that no child should have to bear, have been published in various periodicals, including the Nashville Tennessee Tribune, and the New Orleans Louisiana Weekly.