It can be really hard to get positive education stories into the big newspapers. But I’ve started a blog to publish great teacher stories on the Patch news website – at least from the Chicago area. If you haven’t checked out Patch, it’s a system with separate news sites for various local neighborhoods across the country. My blog is on the Evanston, IL site.
The story I put up today is by Chicago English and drama teacher Rob Schroeder, about a powerful moment when a special education student performed a monologue on stage for the first time. And as Rob states about the learning and success he experienced:
“You can’t get that from a multiple choice test.”
Last week’s story, beautifully written by retired District U46 teacher Jan Booth, is about how good teachers must not only teach but learn important lessons from their students.
But I need more stories for this blog — so Chicago area teachers send me your stories of great moments in your classroom! If you need to remain anonymous as the author, I’ll honor that. But with summer coming, you should certainly have a little time, even if you’re holding down a summer job or teaching gig to supplement your limited school paycheck.
Teacher Voice, Teacher writing