Tag Archives: Education

A Youthful Regret

Every few months or so, I go through a closet or drawers and get rid of stuff I don’t really need to hang on to. I’m close to getting rid of some of my notebooks from my days as a … Continue reading

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Sweet School Days

Yesterday’s Daily Prompt was to write about a place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, that has been destroyed. I usually don’t respond to the Daily Prompts because I can’t think of what to write about. … Continue reading

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Civics Lesson for an Old Citizen

I’ve been helping a young Vietnamese woman prepare for the citizenship test she hopes to take at the end of the year. Besides working on her basic English skills, she also needs to master the civics portion of the test. … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Christmas Present

Though I retired from education as the academic dean of a large urban middle school, I never enjoyed that job half as much as being a classroom teacher. As the dean, I worked mostly with teachers, monitoring what and how … Continue reading

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English Is a Silly Language

Every Tuesday I tutor a young Vietnamese woman in English, helping prepare her to take the citizenship test next year.  Lately we’ve been working on her vocabulary and writing skills. Until you look at English through the eyes of someone … Continue reading

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Finding Buried Treasure

Sunday my husband and I went to the Chrysler Museum’s new glass studio to watch a world-class glass artist, Debora Moore, perform her art. We’ve been meaning to go since it opened and finally found an opportunity yesterday.  It was … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Bargain

When I taught math, one thing I drilled into my students was to consider if their answer was reasonable. Sometimes students would insist that they had checked and rechecked their answers and their computations were correct. They we’re frustrated when … Continue reading

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