Tag: school

How to use silverware – taking it for granted

Three of the Englewood kids slept over on Friday.  Ten, eleven, and fourteen, two brothers, Emmanuel and Devonte, and their cousin Jasmine.  They’re funny and inquisitive.  They rip on, or as they say “treat,” each other incessantly.  Whenever I hang out with them, I’m treated to a new perspective of and new appreciation for my Read more…

Need direction in life? Wear a lanyard.

Though I’ve taught digital media in Chicago Public Schools for years, this is the first year I agreed to a full-time part-time position at a school (one class every day for a portion of the school year).  Besides perks like a regular paycheck and being a part of a fantastic staff instead of a mystery Read more…