Fall Action for Teacher Voice in Chicago

9/11/14  I’m extremely pleased to be contributing to fall action for teacher voice in Chicago — the Chicago Sun Times  teacher essay series that I have organized, will continue through the fall, under the series title, “Fall Semester.” To see all the essays written throughout the summer, simply go to the Sun-Times website, and search “Summer School Teacher Essays”.

Meanwhile, life grew pretty busy and I’m only now alerting people to the latest essays:

  • Let CPS Counselors Do Their Jobs” by Kristy Brooks, published 8/30 — an expose of how the “case manager” role given most elementary school counselors takes up all their time so they can do any counseling with kids
  • When Kids Connect They Learn More” by Phillip Cantor, published 9/10 — explaining how all the faculty at his high school collaborate to learn about and address students’ social-emotional challenges

Now, people: I need more essays! If you are a teacher in Chicago or the Chicago metro area, we want to hear your voice. Essays are maximum 600 words, should provide a vivid picture of some important aspect of teaching and learning and present a strong argument for why and how it should be supported.

Here are the guidelines for writing an essay.

Contact me at stv.zemelman@comcast.net for more detailed information.



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