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5: When the Reader Wrote

One time a student, who was studying to become an elementary teacher, asked me, “When you were little, did you want to be a teacher when you grew up?” 5,756 more words

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4: The Accidental Autodidact, or How to Raise a Nerd

“Are all of your family like you?” a student asked me.

“What do you mean?”

“Do they all like reading and writing like you do?” 3,694 more words

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1: How a Navy Nomad Learned English

“English is my third language but it’s the only language I know.”

In reviewing grammar and syntax to my students, I would often say this, usually when I’m commiserating with them. 1,405 more words

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Linden Paige is Six!

This post is you know, a few months tardy….

Miss LP turned 6 years old on June 20. In true Linden fashion, she was a little nostalgic towards being 5 years old and told us that she knew she was about to be too big for some of her favorite clothes and some toys and activities. 487 more words

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A Couple of Professional Milestones

Way back when, May 1999, I was at a crossroads in my new teaching career.

Just less than a year earlier, in August 1998, I had quit my dead-end corporate job and, living off of student loans, I began my full-time teacher certification program. 333 more words

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