Archive for May 2018

How to save a class discussion that's dying

As a Chicago Public Schools teacher, I know effective whole-class discussions are part thoughtful planning and part luck. Sometimes an instructional approach works so well that we expect the same results the next time we use it. And sometimes, that works out. Other times, we wonder, “What the heck happened?” I thought I had found... Read more »

How a nonprofit coffeehouse brings arts and healthier food to disadvantaged communities

Coffeehouses exist everywhere.  But a new nonprofit approach to this popular business can be a way to bring the arts, opportunities, and healthier eating to disadvantaged communities. My latest article for Latino Rebels tells the story of the Sabinas Coffeehouse in San Antonio, Texas which, for a year and a half, has become a place... Read more »