H.e.a.r. Chicago Talk

The next h.e.a.r Chicago Talk is Tuesday, MAY 20 at the Map Room!
Peep some reflections about the last couple events here and here!

An idea exchange for teachers & learners
Be heard. Be inspired. Have a beer.
h.e.a.r. Chicago Talk is a social hour with presentations on topics related related to teaching and learning of all kinds. Presenters:
  • Ask a question they've been chewing on
  • Present, in six minutes, an inspired response they've seen, experienced, or created
  • Challenge listeners with a new "chewy" question
  • Listen to audience questions--without expectation for immediate response, but rather as food for thought

Tuesday, May 20                                                                                             The Map Room              
7:00pm sharp (doors 6:00)                                                                                1949 N. Hoyne      

Register to attend                                                                                       Submit to present                   
Or just show up                                                         Got a great idea or compelling question?

Donate if you wish                                                                                       And don't forget                
How about $5?                                                                                           to spread the word!

A diversity of attendees
Connect with resourceful folks in a variety of fields.
Past presenters include classroom teachers, veterans, peace activists, and artists. Beginning and ending questions include:
  • How do we interrupt youth violence...and to what extent can do stress management tools prepare kids to be global citizens?
  • How do we get more veterans to value books as much as guns...and how can we measure positive impact?
  • How do we teach students to be free thinkers...and how free can they really become within a school year?

A collaborative & innovative Chicago
Be a part of it!
The goal of h.e.a.r Chicago Talk is to foster discussion and connections among resourceful folks in a variety of disciplines. Anyone is welcome to submit a presentation idea for consideration. 
Below are a few slides and audience questions from the September event.

Slide from my presentation. Asked by the audience: How can we identify which differences between our system and Finland's are contributing to the results?

Slide from Dennis Kass's presentation. Asked by the audience:
Is it possible to talk to parents about the same constructs you've discussed with the students?

Slide from Don Whitfield's presentation. Asked by the audience:
Is this method applicable for other groups, such as women coming out of prostitution or domestic violence victims?

Picture from GreenBronxMachine.org. I showed a clip from a talk given by Stephen Ritz, a South Bronx high school teacher who has empowering his students through urban farming.

Read more about September's event here.