I can teach my students to think critically, question, participate, care, and create a better world. I can share inspiration and truth that will cut through rhetoric and deception. Words have power...in good and bad ways.
College is a time to learn all about money management. There's books to buy, pizza to eat, beer to drink and at some point you have to learn which of those three to save your money on.
Today, on the cusp of a new school year, I can't wait to be back in the classroom, engrossed by evocative details, fluid sentences, and literary analysis. The darker the outside world seems, the more I want to shut myself in and obsess over thesis statements and comma splices.