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College Will Be Optional for My Children
Anxious parents in New York City are fighting over coveted kindergarten spots. They want to do everything in their power to make sure their children can compete in the modern economy. This is especially true for middle-class families with familiar high-earning career paths, such as law, technology, and finance.
6 Self Care Resolutions From a Law Student
My 2022 New Year's Resolutions As a new law student, my world has changed substantially in the last few months. I'm in a new city and a new environment. I am away from my family for the first time. And my time free time is now at a premium. With all of these changes in my life, I have found self-care to be an essential key to success. Each year millions of people around the world reflect on their lives and as they turn a new leaf and begin the new year, they make resolutions. These New Year’s resolutions are intended to course correct and keep our lives on the track we want to be on. Because of the importance of incorporating self-care into my life at this stage, my New Year’s resolutions are primarily focused on self-care. I share them with you today in the hopes that they may inspire, or at the very least, hold me accountable to them. Without further ado, here are my six New Year’s resolutions for 2022.
A Guide to Creative Reading and Writing
What is Creative Reading? “If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one’s chances of survival increase with each book one reads.” — Sherman Alexie
College Admissions Puts Stress on Kids to Make Adults’ Lives Easier
It’s that time of year. The high school seniors that I teach are swinging back and forth between exhaustion and stress. They’re in the middle of a college admissions season that started last school year with college visits, dominated the entire first quarter of their senior year, and will hang over many of their lives until April. The system is cruel, capricious, and stressful. They know it. And it doesn’t have to be this way.
On Deadlines; or, the Story of Every Essay I Wrote for School
In hindsight, it's amazing that I only handed in a late project once across my degree. See, this was my usual approach: If a paper wasn't due until next week, I wasn't going to think about it until next week. When the due date finally arrived, I would sit down with a blank document and poke around at it. I'd usually get distracted by YouTube. At some point, the panic-switch in my brain would flip, and all of the sudden I would surge into some kind of flow-state where words just poured onto the page. A few minutes before the deadline (whether that was 5 PM, 8 AM, or midnight) I would have a finished document.
How’s Life in a Dorm Room?
Okay, I confess! I am not writing this while sitting at my desk! So unprofessional of me right! It’s the weekend, and I wasn’t feeling like going out (it’s raining and I don’t like rainy weather), and nor I am interested in watching Netflix right now!
Life As A Teacher
She had been gone six months, but I grieved as if she had left my life overnight. Mother’s reticence and insecurity made her an enigma to her daughter of almost fifty years. We rarely spoke. Her journey through pain, my struggles to survive, and our shared nightmare resonated as the echo of our existence together.
A Glimpse at Family Engagement in Education
Family engagement is a critical issue in education today. It refers to the mutual dedication, cooperation, and support that educators, parents, and other caregivers share as students are being educated. Whether the school is a traditional public, charter, faith-based, private, cyber, or independent facility, parents and educators must be determined to work together as a team to support the growth and development of children and youth.
The Joy of Reading
If there's one skill I value above all others, it is the ability to read. My mom told me that at an early age I could read back some of my favorite stories, though she wasn't sure whether I had just memorized them. In any event, reading came easily to me and I was always quite good at it.
The Lies Everyone Tells You About University
For years before I went to university, I had been told by countless adults that my studies were this time to be dreaded, that I would have no free time at all, no social life and friends, and immense stress from the workload.
A Teacher’s Take On Students’ Smartphone Gaming Addiction
The pandemic has caused and is still causing havoc all around the globe. As a teacher of English at a privately run primary school in Poland, I am able to notice another serious issue that COVID-19 has created among school students. The long hibernation period away from schools has made students get hopelessly addicted to their smartphones like never before.
The Day I Got Set On Fire (Metaphorically)
Do you ever wonder how it felt when Prometheus rose to Olympus to steal the fire of the gods? Was there a rush of power? The stomach-lurching feeling of slipping over the edge of a roller-coaster, feeling momentum take control?