Archive for June 2013

How students read between the lines

Ending the school year is tough: students are tired, good teachers are exhausted.  The start of our school year was rough; the end of it is rougher.  So what’s a good teacher to do?  I keep things moving by teaching students to read closely. After we read There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz, a... Read more »

TribNation Conversation for Chicago Public Schools CEO too easy

I bought a ticket to the TribNation’s Chicago Forward conversation between the Tribune’s Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Bryd-Bennett yesterday thinking, “This should be interesting.” The Chase Auditorium had lots of empty seats when I arrived minutes before it started.  Many people greeted familiar faces.  Most of the audience... Read more »