Archive for November 2017

Goodbye, a love story about teaching

There is a point in every semester when you abandon hope and start planning for the next semester. I passed that point a few weeks ago. I am not, in fact, going to teach the perfect class this semester. My perfect plan always falls apart, sometimes because of me, sometimes because of students, and sometimes... Read more »

Learning slowly: what writing teaches me about life

Learning slowly: what writing teaches me about life
A student came to my office today to talk about her literacy autobiography, in which she celebrates a teacher who helped her learn that becoming a writer takes lots of time. It struck me as one of those insights that everyone knows, but we need someone to put it into words for us. One of... Read more »