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For Those Days of Uncertainty...

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As a first-year teacher, I've had my days of uncertainty. This picked me up:

Why Do We Need Literature?

By the way, I've applied to a Master's program in English Literature at the University of Puerto Rico (simultaneous opportunity to improve my Spanish - yay!). Keep your fingers crossed for me!


  1. Virgil's Avatar
    Very nice. I really enjyed the Sholshniaen (sp?) quotes in there. I bet the first few years of teaching are the hardest. I'm sure it's very stressful. What grade are you teach Shan? I hope it's not sixth grade or therabouts. That's when those boys become fireballs of deviousness. I remember, I was one. Best of luck in your Grad application. What I wouldn't do to be in Puerto Rico around now with a pina colada in my hand.
  2. Shannanigan's Avatar
    Lol, man, I haven't had a Pina Colada in ages. You would never guess that I live on an island. I'm teaching 12th grade, thank God. They all behave because they want to graduate, and I get along with older kids better anyways.
  3. a_little_wisp's Avatar
    I don't know you, but I'm glad you posted that link! I think I'll stick some of those quotations in my binders for the bad days.

    Fingers crossed! Best of luck!