• Posts Tagged ‘school’

    lenten journal: the question is . . .

    by  • March 2, 2012 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    My little school is imploding. I have much the same feeling as I did when I worked in my first restaurant which was a small tea house owned by a woman who had always wanted to own a restaurant, so she found an empty space, took out a second mortgage, spent a lot of...

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    advent journal: coffee break

    by  • December 3, 2011 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    it began as a ployto get them to finishtheir vocabularywho could blame meon a high schoolfriday afternoon “if you finishyour assignmentwe’ll go to caribou” –they made quickwork of exercisesalready past due and we walked across the parking lot to our latteswith the novelswe carried as coverto fool the front desk we sat in a...

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    finding ourselves

    by  • March 9, 2011 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    My students are embarking on an annual journey at our school we call the Academic Exposition, or Expo, which is a big research paper and presentation. We take a day at school for everyone to show their stuff and all the parents come to see what their children have learned. It is an arduous...

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    advent journal: day of service

    by  • December 18, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    we made a depositat our local food bank 524 pounds of groceries math doesn’t do much for poetry, but here arethe numbers: they need112,329 pounds of foodeveryday – every day we had eight ninth gradeboys who unloaded the truck and then stood on the scale together one ton of teenagerwho had brought halftheir weight...

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    capitulating to can’t

    by  • August 31, 2010 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    During the middle of my junior year in high school, my family moved to Houston, Texas and I became a student at Westbury High School. I knew no one in the building and began as a new student in January. It was the worst transition of any of the several transitions I made from...

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    creative writing

    by  • April 18, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    adjectives attach like grammatical barnaclesexplanatory sidecarsdirecting distinctionsguitars didn’t need them until someone founda Fender and plugged inso we pulled outacoustic and electricto state the obvious writing goes backas far as the storiesand then one day somescheduler needed a name for a course and wrote Creative Writinglegitimizing the mundaneand discounting wordsit’s all creating whetherwriting of...

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