Archive for April 2016

Chicago Public Schools students learn lessons about death, racism, and drug use from friends

As part of our junior English class, my Chicago Public Schools students converted their personal essays into audio essays. These audio pieces explore the views of three young people who gained wisdom through friendship struggles. For Liliana Flores, the lesson came after dealing with the death of a close friend. For Bianca Nuñez, realizing a... Read more »

Female Chicago Public Schools students find fulfillment through sports

As part of my junior English class, my Chicago Public Schools students converted their personal essays into audio essays. These audio pieces explore the views of three young woman who found fulfillment through the struggles and triumphs of playing sports. For Gabriela Gonzalez, volleyball tryouts helped her find a courage and determination within herself. For... Read more »

Male Chicago Public Schools students re-consider academic achievement

As part of my junior English class, my Chicago Public Schools students converted their personal essays into audio essays. These four essays explore the views of four young men who re-defined what it means to succeed academically. For Jose Rodriguez, a math test became a turning point in academic life. For Kamil Lata, a Polish... Read more »
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