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Zee End of the Semester, the Start of Zinnia Season

My students filed out of the computer lab yesterday, after fourteen weeks of meeting twice a week to discuss all things English 101. One said, “Carey. Thank you,” as he walked out the door. I interpreted his intention to make sure I heard him as a good sign, a positive evaluation. Others said, see ya, […]
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One Teaching Evaluation

During one my years as a high school English teacher, I was assigned three sections of English 12. Those seniors liked to visit, tell stories. At a football game, when the boys in my classes were running down the field and I cheered them on, I realized I liked them. I wasn’t just being professional […]
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A Kindergartner’s Work

“What was in this package?” Corrigan stood in the kitchen doorway, waving an empty bag of cashews my toddler left behind. I said, “Read it and find out.”  This is a new response for me and her. But she’s ready. She can do it. She stared at the words for a second then started the […]
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Writing Sneaks Up, Won’t Go Away

I had just finished an internship as a stage manager at a children’s theater. I was fresh out of college, and I needed money. I needed to supplement my $11 an hour day job at a downtown office. Nearby, a sports bar with a lot of taps and TVs and a full house on the […]
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