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Every year (for the last 40+) at about this time I have had the same thoughts and emotions. It’s an occupational hazard for teachers of high school students, especially those who have been as fortunate as I have been. For … Continue reading

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“Bounded in a Nutshell”

I had the pleasure of reading to and speaking with a high school creative writing class this week. I really do enjoy the interaction with these kids and helping them to understand and appreciate creativity and expression. I have been … Continue reading

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“Back in School”

I had the pleasure this morning of speaking with a Creative Writing class at Creighton Prep.  Fun to be back in a classroom again for a while (and not have lesson plans to write, papers to grade, meetings to attend!). … Continue reading

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“Why Teach What I’m Teaching/What I Taught?”

A former student of mine, who is now in the classroom herself as a music teacher, asked me about my teaching philosophy, particularly why I taught what and how I did. It’s a question I’ve been asked a number of … Continue reading

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