Tag Archives: Leaving Teaching

Lots of Fake

By 1981 it was time for a change – the first marriage had ended and teaching English at the prep school in Rochester, in the quiet upper left hand corner of New York, had lost its charm, or at least … Continue reading

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Opening a New Front

There’s something all teachers know – it comes with the territory. If the kid does well that’s the kid’s accomplishment alone – he are she really rose to the occasion, and may actually have hidden talents that are only now … Continue reading

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The Teacher’s Dilemma

Some things stay with you. It was June 1981 – so long ago it might have been the birth of today’s world, kind of like the Big Bang or something. That was the year IBM introduced the first IBM PC … Continue reading

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The Uses of Fiction

The problem was isolation from what they call the real world – four years of college, a few years of grad school and almost a decade teaching the bored and surly children of the absurdly wealthy at a prep school … Continue reading

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