English Majors, unite!
Those of you who’ve read this blog before might have caught on to the fact that I’m a teacher, an educator. I’ve never really spelled out, I don’t think, what it is that I teach. I teach Student Leadership and English. In the area of Student Leadership part, I am a teacher of 55 dedicated students who meet at 7:00 in the morning twice a week to plan events for the other thousand students in my school. They plan dances, assemblies, pep rallies and lunchtime events like the human curling and crazy obstacle courses.
The other part of my job is spent teaching students to think critically, read critically, present knowledgeably, and write eloquently. This is not teaching students to read, but to read better. Not to write, but to write better. I am qualified to teach this subject because I have an English Major in my B.A. degree. All of that studying of literature when I was university has amounted to quite a nice little library of books in my classroom, all of which I have read.
I cannot say that I loved every one of these books – in fact, I kind of loathe a few of them. I have quite fond memories of most of them. Are there any in this photo that you liked? Or hated?