A Portrait of the Teacher by a Young Student
A student from my underground literature class wrote an article about her experience with my teaching method.Â I had been helping the student develop her writing skills so that she could perform well on the GREs as her dream is to go to graduate school on edge of the prairie in Garrison Keillor Country — a place I had fond memories of from a journey I took in a former life.Â What follows is an article she wrote about my class for a Minneapolis/St. Paul based e-zine called China Insight. In the article, she recalls the first day I introduced myself to the class.Â Her perspective can be compared with…
Lit Week 1: Intro to Thoreau
I gave students an assignment: read Thoreau’s essay “Reading” and make notations about passages that have special meaning. For instance, why does Thoreau refer to some readers as cormorants and ostriches?
A Dream Come True
After being informed by Xiangnan University that I will be teaching Literature to juniors and Drama to seniors, I head off to dinner along noisy streets to ponder the situation…
My First Week in China
Arriving only a week ago in China with my ESL certification, and with only one day before classes begin at Xiangnan University, I was informed I will be teaching Literature to juniors and Drama to seniors!