Sep 26, 2023
There are so many reasons why a student may be quiet in class. The language may be difficult. They may need more time to think than the pace of discussion allows. They may not have been able to read because of other things happening in their lives that they can't control. They may be really shy.
But there are ways to...
Sep 21, 2023
This week let’s talk about a unique masters program - and the one I did - The Bread Loaf School of English.
Sep 19, 2023
Have you reached for a turtleneck sweater yet? Bought one of those big pumpkins or bright purple mums at the stand along the road? Sipped your first spiced latte?
It's that time of year again!
As the leaves turn and we move into the flow of the school year, it's a nice time to sprinkle in a little holiday fun for...
Sep 14, 2023
This week let’s talk a different kind of topic, asking for what you want in education.
When I was five, my mom took me to a raspberry farm. I leaped out of the car, basket in hand, ready to harvest heaps of my favorite berry. Only to see a closed sign. I headed back to the car, distraught.
“Well,” said my mom....
Sep 12, 2023
I have to admit that even though I wrote three college essays, got into college, went to college, got my graduate degree in English and taught English for many years, I never really understood the college essay until a year ago. When I listened to this workshop on this very podcast, given by two high school college...