Category Archives: a break

What do you love?

The folks at JacksGap, an online blog and video project, asked their readers and friends the question “What do you love?” Participants sent in Skype video messages to answer the question. JacksGap reports receiving “over 2500 submissions from twenty different countries in fifteen different languages.” The best part? It reminds us that there are so many ways that despite our differences, real or imagined, we have similar experiences of this being human…

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I was an English teacher…

"I was an English teacher. The demands of the system required that I give out grades, but I never felt good about it. How do you grade someone’s writing? Writing is about revision. It’s about access to self. If a student writes a poem, and it’s the best they can do at the moment, how are you supposed to compare that to the student sitting next to them? How are you supposed to give one a 90, and one an 85?" Source: http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/90761463721/i-was-an-english-teacher-the-demands-of-the
“I was an English teacher. The demands of the system required that I give out grades, but I never felt good about it. How do you grade someone’s writing? Writing is about revision. It’s about access to self. If a student writes a poem, and it’s the best they can do at the moment, how are you supposed to compare that to the student sitting next to them? How are you supposed to give one a 90, and one an 85?”
Source: http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/90761463721/i-was-an-english-teacher-the-demands-of-the