First day of class.

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From 1995 until 2003, I taught English in a variety of colleges and universities — first in Iowa, and then in Colorado. I really enjoyed it, too, at least for the first 5 years or so. But my favorite part — the absolute hands-down best part about teaching college students — was the very first day of each new semester.

I was a pretty good teacher in terms of relaying the material, guiding the learning, demonstrating examples and…

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Elena Tucker

Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.