Category Archives: Education

Ouch and My First Day

So yesterday I fell through our back porch. It’s not as bad as it sounds, but it hurts worse than it looks. I was climbing down from the roof and onto the railing of the porch when I lost my balance … Continue reading

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I probably won’t be able to sleep tonight. After all, tomorrow is a big day. Tomorrow marks my official first day at my new teaching position. If you’ve known me for a few years, you know I’ve been all over … Continue reading

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For All the Classic Lit. Nerds

  Before I begin, watch this video below. If it won’t play, don’t worry. I’ll do my best to describe it in my post: The above video is an ad for the Infiniti Q60, a car I know nothing about … Continue reading

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Feeling the Spark — ReKindling my Enthusiasm for Books and Libraries

Last year I posted a story about damaging my Kindle and how that experience reawakened my love for books. Now, my Kindle is lost. I misplaced it, left it somewhere, put it away and forgot where, I don’t know. But … Continue reading

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Put guns in the schools, because that’s the only sane thing to do

Originally posted on The Matt Walsh Blog:
We all understand how this works by now, don’t we? There was a shooting at a Colorado high school on Friday. It was headline news for about 43 minutes, then it became a…

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Nelson Mandela — A Legacy of Love and Grace

My experience with Nelson Mandela came later than it should have. I was in 6th grade when he was released from prison. I don’t remember being aware of what was going on. I wasn’t much of a news watcher as … Continue reading

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Relief and Heartache

My heart is split in two right now. On the one hand, my problem student was absent today. The class was outstanding. We opened our textbook, read and discussed some background information on The Canterbury Tales, and talked about characterization. … Continue reading

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