Welcome to The Freshman Experience. I have been teaching freshman English for 23 years, and I still love it! Everyday I get to be immature and naive. I began my teaching at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, Ohio, and then moved to Pickerington, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. I have been with the Pickerington Local School District since 1992.
I am sharing my experiences through the years because I know I have learned so much from my students. In the novel Matilda by Roald Dahl, Matilda’s Dad tells her , “I’m right and you’re wrong; I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” Being a bully at work is not the best way to get things done. It may work for a short time, but it never lasts. That is why I feel that lessons from the freshman or newbies can help anyone in any occupation or occasion.
And sometimes, I will write about other topics.
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