‘Education and Teaching’ Posts


Test Day

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I’ve been teaching in a community college for eight years. Before that I taught elementary and high school for 25 years. In my education class, I have a number of ways to grade the students—observations in the classrooms, topics papers, research paper, presentations in class, homework, quizzes and exams. All goes well until exam day. […]

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First Day of School

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On the first day of the fall semester I search my closet for something to wear. I reach for a jungle print—browns and greens. I pick animal earrings. One is a rhinoceros; one is an elephant. They were carved from wood by my twelve year old way back when. My earrings dangle wildly at the […]

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