WBEZ | guidebook http://www.wbez.org/tags/guidebook Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Local teacher pens handbook for kids of gay parents http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/local-teacher-pens-handbook-kids-gay-parents <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//book cover.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Earlier this year 'Eight Forty-Eight&quot; devoted an entire show to exploring life for the everyday gay teen. Chicago teacher <a target="_blank" href="http://tinafakhriddeen.com/">Tina Fakhrid-Deen</a> was part of that show. She wasn't talking about the gay teen, however. As the child of a lesbian mother, she wanted other kids to have the resources for dealing with potential bullying and questioning about life as the child of a gay parent. She talked to Alison about her book, &quot;Let's Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parent.&quot; <br /><br />Fakhrid-Deen is also founder of the Chicago chapter of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.colage.org/">COLAGE</a>.</p></p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:03:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/local-teacher-pens-handbook-kids-gay-parents What makes a good teacher? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/what-makes-good-teacher-0 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2010-November/2010-11-08/chicago_school resize.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>So how exactly do schools identify good teachers? What are realistic expectations of teachers when they work in overcrowded and underfunded schools? And what are the barriers to improving teacher quality locally and around the country?</p><p>Eight Forty-Eight spoke with two people who have spent a lot of time thinking about good teaching: Alicia Winckler is the chief human capital officer for <a href="http://www.cps.edu/Pages/home.aspx" target="_blank">Chicago Public Schools</a> and&nbsp;John Luczak is the education program manager at the <a href="http://www.joycefdn.org/content.cfm/home" target="_blank">Joyce Foundation</a>.</p><p>The Joyce Foundation recently released a <a href="http://www.joycefdn.org/teacherquality/" target="_blank">guidebook</a> for parents on teacher quality.</p><p><em>Music Button: To Rococo Rot, &quot;Bells,&quot; </em>Speculation<em> (Domino)</em></p></p> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/what-makes-good-teacher-0