On social media: Bridges bring the heroes in while fences make more villains

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Gangs and Violence Awareness project

Social media has done me well as a professional. Social media, however, has now been conclusively tied to petty violence and gang activity in Chicago and other major cities across the United States. Does that mean, though, that what we thought of as a limitless bridge is now collapsing and giving way to fences? Read More …

Tues @DNTHS: Violence Interrupter “Cobe” Williams joins us via Skype

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Gangs and Violence Awareness project

Last year spring, my students rocked the My Bloody Life / gangs awareness project we threw at them.  It was a testament to how a project can change its direction from the grassroots of the classroom — the student body — and how reading high-interest materials can promote deeper learning.  As the advocates who voiced interest in seeing The Read More …