Tagged with high school

Writing Down the Grief

Writing Down the Grief

Today marks sixteen years since my dad passed away. Diagnosed with juvenile onset diabetes around 1950, it is pretty amazing that he lived until 1996, until he was 61 years old. He was a diabetic for years before individuals tested their own blood sugar by pricking their fingers at home. Since his insulin shots were … Continue reading

Eyes Wide Shut: On NOT Seeing Bullying

Eyes Wide Shut: On NOT Seeing Bullying

My last two conference presentations as a fledgling academic have been variations of the same topic: How do we teach about bullying in high school English classrooms to get students to think more critically about this topic? Bullying has been at the forefront of the media, and it was very much a part of my … Continue reading

Stop Hating, Start Teaching

Stop Hating, Start Teaching

Your social studies teacher loved you. He loved you so much, he willfully ignored your lapses in grammar. He *knew* what you were trying to say, even when you didn’t say it clearly in your papers, so he gave you full credit for half-thought out papers. He overlooked the structural problems in your papers, too. … Continue reading