Category Archives: adolescence

Perspectives on College and College Admission: Some Reading

Feeling guilty about not reading “how to get into college” books? Try these related but wider-ranging books for a break. Continue reading

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Outsourcing Ourselves

Crabby wonders what’s left for us to do ourselves… A recent article in the New York Times suggests that teaching handwriting may be losing ground to teaching typing in elementary school, the better to ensure that young people become chained to … Continue reading

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The Underside of College LIfe

I tend to idealize my own college experience, which I suppose everyone does after a certain age or even before. When I talk to my low-income first generation-college students I probably idealize college even more. Even so, I know I … Continue reading

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Fishing in Deeper Waters

“See you now;                                                                           … Continue reading

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Putting the Heart Before the Course

Several high school seniors from first generation-college, low income families were sitting together with The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, one of my favorite novels and one I’ve taught several times. Caught in a loveless marriage in New Orleans in the … Continue reading

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