Writing and Eating Frogs

I’m an English teacher so I don’t have to justify wanting to write about writing; that’s nice because I really didn’t like the paragraph I had for just that purpose. It was boring and reminded me of dull sample teaching philosophies that I read when I was applying for jobs. They used phrases like “transferable …

I Hate When Students Fail

Every semester I’m faced with a troubling question: do I fail this student? Unfortunately, it’s not actually a question. I can’t lie and say a student did work they didn’t, and there are only so many extensions that I can give before the semester is just over. Still, it feels like a question because I’m …