"Education is not a product: mark, diploma, job, money; It is a process, a never-ending one." -bel kaufman

Monday, June 28, 2004


the personal essay

exam day.
i'm procrastinating on getting my grading done. keep getting distracted. one of my students' essay is about the day he started bombing (doing graffiti) in chicago. and i think about when i first began teaching here, he never used to write. since then, i let him graf on my board with my multi-colored dry erase markers, and he's head of the graffiti section for the school magazine. i think he's slowly finding his voice, discovering that he can write about what interests him and that he's good at it.

i'm proud of my first period. the remedial class shows up all other classes! tight business.

i'm proud of your first period too, and you as well. i want to talk with you soon about teaching... i think it's something i need to do, but i don't even know where to begin. i figured you would have some suggestions and insights.
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