Tim Stafford explains to a Navy Pier tourist why his middle-schoolers are not disgusting
This event's performers (five trained storytellers) had no such problems. A few listeners sat on the half of the couch-doughnut that faced the speakers, the rest sat or stood behind me — but there was not much mingling as this group shared their experiences.
This was the first of three slams Catalyst will organize this year; it's theme was "Opportunity." Even though I was "working" (taking pictures...tough "work"), bits of what they told the crowd are sticking with me. Michele described opportunity as a meteor shower; Ray spoke about his struggles with convincing bright students to grab a hold of opportunity; Tim recalled a lost opportunity to confront man who disrespected his middle-school students.