Tag Archives: English Teachers

Finding the Right Words

Former English teachers form the tiniest sliver of the general population, and many of them would never admit that they once made confused and truculent adolescents write essays on what Hamlet’s problem was with his mother and that sweet but … Continue reading

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Necessary but Not Sufficient

Adolescents have a finely tuned sense of what’s just not fair at all. Every teacher knows this, when the kid protests that his essay was flawless, and the required three pages, with footnotes showing actual research – and those were … Continue reading

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Same Difference

Admit it – when you were a teenager, worried about who you were, and more importantly, who other people thought you were, and trying to figure out what you were supposed to do with your life, as college, or something … Continue reading

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On Dealing with Inanity

Everyone should spend a year or two teaching high school English – or so it seemed to Tony Danza recently. But it’s not like Robin Williams’ sappy movie or that classic about that Chips fellow – you won’t be the … Continue reading

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