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The English Teacher / The Social Network

Something — I don’t know — Troubling, This Way Comes

For parents, for educators, for the learner in us all:   I am not writing to spark a political debate, nor even a purely ‘educational’ one, though political and educational ideologies help inform our positions. I write, because I read something earlier that keeps poking at me, and I am hungry for a conversation about it; meanwhile, … Continue reading

Poetry / The English Teacher / The Social Network

Poetry — It Really Is for Everyone

April 30. The last day of ‘National Poetry Month.’ Are faithful readers sighing their sighs in relief? Are sometimes readers sighing their sighs in disappointment? As a mostly faithful poetry reader, and an only sometimes faithful blogger, I’m sad to see the month end. I’ve read more poetry this month than I’ve read in quite some … Continue reading

Poetry / The English Teacher / Uncategorized

Those Were the Days

Do you ever find yourself wondering if your grandparents sat about, lamenting the days gone by? Like Fred, Ebenezer Scrooge’s nephew, who waxed poetic about the Christmas-time assuring his miserly uncle that it was a “good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time” (Dickens A Christmas Carol Stave 1), did they long for the seasons that they … Continue reading