Archive for September 2018

Chicago Public Schools students react to Jason Van Dyke trial

When possible, relevant, and appropriate, my Chicago Public Schools students apply what we learn about writing to real-world controversies.  Today, they examined the opening statements of the Jason Van Dyke trial, where a white Chicago police officer is on trial for the murder of 17-year-old African American Laquan McDonald. We listened to a few segments... Read more »

Former Chicago Public Schools teacher discusses the importance of self-care

Former Chicago Public Schools teacher discusses the importance of self-care
As part of a project between Chicago Public Radio and the Teacher Project at at Columbia University Journalism School, a few local teachers shared stories of learning from their students. My friend and former Chicago Public Schools colleague Lisa Ehrlich discusses the importance of caring for ourselves as we teach students with complicated lives.  Click... Read more »