Gimbling in the Wabe – Glorious Failures

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My daughter was looking over the syllabus from a college English class that she had just started, and she was distraught over the thought of having to make an in-class critique of another student’s writing.  “I’m just not good at that sort of thing!” she despaired. I tried to allay her concerns by pointing out [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Nameless Teacher I Never Forgot

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This week, our editor Tee assigned a Staff Pick for us to write about our favorite teacher, or the one who taught us our most valuable lesson, in honor of National Teacher’s Appreciation Week.  I wrote about Mr. Gieselman, my 6th grade teacher, who read The Hobbit out loud to a rambunctious class, and awakened [….]