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

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 »