This I Believe | 01-2011

Since being back from break, I’ve been guiding my class through their own drafts of “This I Believe” essays.  I like teaching this assignment, because it is a very personal essay style and there are a number of great resources out there, including sample essays.   The NPR show also attracted high acclaim from radio Read More …

Odds & ends & artifacts: finding things in my closet after a complete remodeling

So, over the weekend, my brother and I stripped our closet down to the bare walls to install some new organization, and, in the process, I realized that I really needed to go through some boxes of files, etc.  Of course, the framed pictures, gifts and other items from old relationships are the first to Read More …

Have I really wanted to be a teacher for some 7+ years?

This just seems hard to swallow.  Where did this burden of student teaching come from? Well, in writing some teaching applications, I have been forced to look back at what really pushed me into a field such as this.  What did I find? Well, there is the writing that first comes to mind.  Surprise, surprise.  Read More …