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Month: May 2018

OG Granny*

OG Granny*

Not long ago, my stepdaughter called us and left a few concerning messages via voicemail and text. I knew, immediately, what was up. Suddenly, many of the bloggers I follow are pregnant, too (ok, maybe not so “suddenly” in the cases of some – if not pregnant, then newly delivered). Suddenly, I’m thinking about small children again – I’m used to thinking about young people in terms of my students (who are definitely NOT children, although they might act like…

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End of Semester Woes

End of Semester Woes

The semester can’t end, it would seem, without a student crying in my classroom (I don’t have an office, really, so this is as likely to happen in the hallway, in front of the Coke machines, or on the way to the parking lot, tbh). I always feel badly when students are upset by the work we are doing, but I’m also heartened – it means that they actually care about what they are writing, and how they’re writing it….

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