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Thank you for everything
My hometown heroes are the teachers that raised me. The teachers that dragged me through the most difficult years of my life. The teachers that realised that underneath my arrogant unfeeling exterior was a traumatised, insecure, scared little boy. The teachers that gave me second, third, fourth and fifth chances. The teachers that were understanding of my ADHD, my depressive tendencies, of my generic emotional overwhelm. The ones that saw my frustration with life and didn’t shame me or punish me for any of it, but tried to help me figure out ways to succeed instead.Davide Zezza
The Reason I Believed Again
Dear Ms. Massey, When I turned eighteen, I knew I wanted to go to college immediately, but there were challenges along the way.Dani Banani
Teaching in a Crisis
In 1872, a school teacher was not considered to be a whole person. She could not smoke or drink. She couldn't marry. She would even be responsible for her own custodial work and retirement fund.Robyn Reisch
5 College Classes I Took for Fun
College doesn’t have to be all about writing papers, cramming for exams and dealing with strange roommates. It can actaully be fun!Noah Nelson
Teachers Save the World.
We moved around a lot growing up. We weren't a military family or anything like that, but we were a family of thirteen (that, down the timeline, became a family of 16) so we outgrew houses quickly. I hated it. I hated making friends just to leave them behind and I hated always being the new kid in school, but I knew my parents were doing the best that they could do.
10 Small Acts that Can Make a Good Impression on Your Professors
I still remember reading a book about how to earn straight As: I guess you could call me a selective goody-two-shoes — I adjusted my approach depending on the situation I was in.Daniella Cressman
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.George Dillard
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.Littlewit Philips
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!Syed Zain Ali Gardezi