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  • This article is just what I was looking for, but did not know what it might be titled. But I've heard it said often enough that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Thanks:)
  • Have you read an actual transcript of Trump's answer to ANY question? It's always a tsunami of incomplete thoughts, limited vocabulary, repeated phrases, nonsensical wor...
  • Great piece, Connie.  I agree - youth has a certain idealistic confidence that anything can be achieved, but age grants us wisdom and the discipline to actually complete...
  • I agree that using fiction to reach readers who would likely never pick up a book about a "tough topic," and to build empathy for the characters' difficult personal expe...
  • Looks like a great book. Female friendships have helped save my sanity on many occasions. And I'm lucky to belong to a group of women friends who have been getting toget...
  • All great suggestions.As a substitute teacher, I hear the word "like" way more often than I care to. WHen a student asks a question or makes a statement and uses "like"...
  • Suzy, I'd want to find out what happens next if the starting line were "Clearly reading comprehension is not my strong suit." So many places you could go with that, from...
  • Many times "positive" thinking lacks compassion. I've seen it over and over as a hospice nurse. From a wife stuffing huge capsules into her saliva-less husbands mouth, t...
  • My "secret" might be that I am a wonderful writer. I realize that may sound arrogant to some, especially since I'm unpublished, (but my story is not over). It's true for...
  • What is absent from your useful list is the sensitivity of the teacher to writing and his or her ability to offer suggestions for improvement. A "fully loaded toolbox" d...