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Transitions & Changes Summer

Children are out of school for the summer. They are argue about bedtimes being extended and extended until me their mother has to wait until 11 pm for the sound of silence to invade in its exquisite respite. They are … Continue reading

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End of an Era (Or Another Adjunct Bites the Dust)

Quick. Trick question: What do you call the person in a community college English department who publishes on a regular basis, is multi-talented, energetic, goes to conferences, keeps up in her field, goes above and beyond the call of duty, … Continue reading

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I Hate This Book, Ms. Garcia

I hear this …quite a good deal. Unfortunately way too much. I assign a book for my community college students to read and they say, “I hate this book, Ms. Garcia.” Sometimes they say things like, “I don’t like this; … Continue reading

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The Last Semester Begins

Tomorrow morning will more than likely start the last semester of my teaching career. Technically I am too young to retire. But sometime last summer I realized that it just doesn’t matter that I’m an excellent teacher anymore. I’m not … Continue reading

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When It All Comes Together

You are not supposed to have favorite students.  Almost every student is my favorite student. What does that mean? Often people ask me why I teach. I think people approach community college teachers with trepidation. How come they aren’t at … Continue reading

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