What's middle school like?
I spend my days with hundreds of teenagers...teaching 8th grade English (at Pioneer Middle School in DuPont, WA), during which I try to convince 14-year-olds that writing and reading actually can be enjoyable and fruitful endeavors. To assuage my distress over the incomplete success of this work, I occasionally teach college courses in political science, and write...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Gearing up for the day
It's 7:50, and one colleague is blowing his whistle that sounds eerily like our evacuation alarm and another is retorting with conch blasts--a la Lord of the Flies. Another day in 8th grade paradise.