Category Teaching

Cruelty, Kindness, and a Middle School Bathroom

My lips stick out. I’m not sure quite how to describe it; whereas other people’s lips protrude only slightly from their face, mine protrude slightly more. I never really thought about this, until the fifth grade. I was in a play in the nearest big city, Madison, Wisconsin, and a picture of me on stage was taken, […]


While discussing The Outsiders with my class, I asked the students what they thought it meant when the dying character Johnny tells his best friend Ponyboy to “stay gold.” Students said things like stay good, stay true to yourself, don’t get tough, don’t change. Then, one boy raised his hand. “I think all of those are […]

The End of the World

“Can I talk to you?”  A student lingered by my desk as the others rushed to lunch.  The words brought a lump to my throat.  One of my first teaching memories is when a student started a conversation with those words and then three seconds later pulled up her sleeves to show me the scars on her […]

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