Archive for January 2020

Chicago Public Schools students discuss the boundaries of humor with comedian Joey Villagomez

Chicago Public Schools students from Hancock College Prep’s Podcast Club asked Chicago comedian Joey Villagomez about his journey into comedy and if humor has boundaries.  Villagomez has been a stand-up comedian for the past fifteen years and is a graduate of the Chicago Public Schools. This Friday, January 31, Joey Villagomez’s Comedy Central special airs as... Read more »

We need to change our high-school students’ expectations about teacher feedback

At the beginning of the year, my Chicago Public Schools high-school students expressed lots of frustration because I didn’t write any comments on their first major essay. “You need to give us feedback,” they demanded. Some doubted I read their essays because I didn’t make a mark. I explained that one of my goals as... Read more »