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    When I look back on my engineering classes, I wonder how I made it through college. Process control analysis - yuk! But study and do well, and get...
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    Oh gosh. That's horrible. I know that feeling of hopelessness when one panics and doesn't know what to do. Other than what napoleon told you to...
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    Why thank you Qimi. Well, grandfather you cannot be (well I guess you could with some surgery...lol) but you can certainly be a doting grandmother. ...
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    Oh I'm so glad to hear you don't have any health issues. GREAT! You should never let water drip into your house. It can only lead to bad things....
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    Yes, thank you. This is our second Lab. If you go a few blog posts back here on my Lit Net blog you can see the post on where our previous dog was...
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    Oops, apparently the second link was the same as the first in the post above. A little bird gave me a heads up. :p It's all fixed now. The second...
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    Yeah, Brandi passed in December. It's been ten months without a dog. Rosie has especially bonded with my wife since they are both home during the...
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    Well, we've enlarged our family with a new four legged member, a black Labrador Retriever pup. She's special, and just as cute as can be. I can't...
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    Hi Farnoosh. Nice to see you again. What a nice picture that is of you.
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I teach 12th grade Literature and Yearbook, I really enjoy writing and hope to publish a few books in my lifetime...I also plan on continuing to teach archery at a summer camp
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Teaching Again

by Shannanigan on 01-19-2010 at 06:48 PM
So, as much as I was sure that I wouldn't be teaching again any time soon, I am a pushover. When the school called me begging me back, I gave in and returned, with a few conditions:

-I refuse to work full time.
-I will not turn in lesson plans for teaching yearbook.
-I only teach 12th grade English (which I already have lesson plans for).

I like the set up. I'm technically a "substitute" teacher who isn't on a salary...so if the administration

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Wow

by Shannanigan on 10-20-2009 at 03:37 PM
Where to start?

I've missed LitNet badly...but I've been going through a lot.

I'm in Puerto Rico, and had started a Master's program in English Literature, but am no longer planning on sticking with the program. I've discovered just how much growing I have yet to do, and have realized that a lot of that growing needs to be done by spending time with my family, of which I have none here in PR.

So, it's back home for me.

I also realize that

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A Teacher Learned Something Today

by Shannanigan on 05-17-2009 at 09:47 AM
If there is one thing that teaching English literature did for me which studying it in high school and college did not, it was to give me a greater appreciation for learning about the author, time period, location, and other background material regarding a text before reading it.

I always hated the "Build Background" activities we had to do in high school before actually getting to the fun part of reading a work. In college, I forcefully avoided writing literature analyses

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An Article That Made Me Think

by Shannanigan on 04-16-2009 at 01:46 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbar...m_b_47287.html

College can be the most amazingly enlightening experience of a lifetime. I loved almost every minute of it, from St. Augustine to organic chemistry, from Chaucer to electricity and magnetism. But we need a distinguished blue ribbon commission to investigate its role as a toll booth on the road to employment, and the obvious person to head up this commission is Marilee Jones.

I know;

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For Those Days of Uncertainty...

by Shannanigan on 01-19-2009 at 09:18 AM
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!
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