Archive for November 2013

Chicago Public Schools students on how good teachers make a difference

Thanks to Grant Wiggins, co-author of Understanding by Design and internationally recognized educator, these Chicago Public Schools’ students’ voices are louder.  These responses were inspired by a Twitter exchange between Grant and me and originally published on his blog Granted and . . .    Can good teaching make a difference in low-income communities?  Listen to what... Read more »

Mexican etiquette some white people need to learn on dad's 77th birthday

Mexican etiquette some white people need to learn on dad's 77th birthday
I’ve stopped being surprised or offended when white colleagues don’t acknowledge me.  I remember being 24 years old, walking down the long high-school hallway to my classroom.  At the other end of the hallway walked a white colleague towards me.  I looked straight ahead to avoid the awkward silence as you close the distance, while... Read more »