Archive for July 2012

Chicago elderly man attacked

Chicago elderly man attacked
By now, most of us have heard about the deadly attack of 62-year-old Delfino Mora in the West Rogers Park neighborhood last week.  Sixteen-year-old Malik Jones had his friends videotape his attack on the old man collecting cans in an alley on July 10.  The teenager posted  the video on Facebook. According to the Tribune, “Jones, of the 2400 block of West Thorndale,... Read more »

CPS and CTU need to end their face-off

CPS and CTU need to end their face-off
I need to be better in the fall about using children’s books with my high-school students.  Although their rhythm, rhyme, and repetition may seem rudimentary, children’s books can help teachers introduce complex topics to teens.  And adults. Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Teachers’ Union President Karen Lewis need to remember The Zax by Dr. Seuss.  This is... Read more »

Words of Wisdom from a Chicago Public Schools Graduate

Words of Wisdom from a Chicago Public Schools Graduate
The most rewarding experience for a teacher is to stand back and watch his or her students demonstrate their intellect.  I had the pleasure of listening to Hancock High School students speak memorably at their graduation ceremony last month. Today, the closing speech from that ceremony is highlighted by Education Week in the post–Words of... Read more »
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