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In Honor of Ebertfest: Favorite Films Featuring Teachers that Inspire

In Honor of Ebertfest:  Favorite Films Featuring Teachers that Inspire
Ebertfest  is taking place this week in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.  I could not pass up the opportunity to participate in the Chicago Now tribute to the Pulitzer Prize   winning film critic Roger Ebert.  We share alumni status at the University of Illinois  College of Media and we both worked at the Daily Illini (albeit not at... Read more »

Walking the Red Carpet of Won't Back Down

Walking the Red Carpet of Won't Back Down
The “teacher movie” genre is full of inspiring stories, fictional and non-fictional designed to move the audience. Everyone has a favorite. Mine are Stand and Deliver, Lean on Me, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Dead Poet’s Society, and Mona Lisa Smile. Recently released, Won’t Back Down is another movie in this genre, but this time the emphasis... Read more »
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    My name is Lisa Stiegman and I have been a Chicago area resident all my life. Besides being the mother of three children, I have been a writer, editor, and teacher.

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