IF YOU’RE SO SMART WHY ARE YOU STILL TEACHING?

My first teaching job was at Forest Ridge a school of the Sacred Heart, an elite Catholic girls’ prep school in Bellevue, Washington. Sr. Bunny Flick hired me in 1976 to teach 6-12th grade Art part-time. She was eager to see her students both challenged and supported in their education. At the same time, she [...]

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WRITING EDUCATION

A writer friend of mine who has taught in an MFA program for several years reported that not one of her students had become a "successful" writer by publishing a book. I shared that among students from the two years of my MFA program, only a handful had published books. Of those, most were poets [...]