Posts tagged "teacher"

Jaime Escalante: a teacher with ganas

Teachers often don’t get all the credit they deserve. But one teacher, Jaime Escalante, represented the best of what a teacher can be and how a teacher can motivate his students. Escalante taught students in the barrio of East Los Angeles to do advanced math and calculus, and his amazing work was chronicled in the... Read more »

Rio or Chicago 2016: a samba teacher with a heart in both places

Edilson Lima is a native of Brazil who works as a samba teacher in Chicago. Rio or Chicago 2016? Who does he want to win the 2016 Summer Olympics? “If Chicago gets it, I’ll be happy because I live here. I think it’s going to be great for the city,” said Lima, 40, who has... Read more »