I love reading and writing. I truly do. I see a huge importance in the subject I teach. But I teach kids first. I try to make them better people through reading and writing. I hope my students grow under my tutelage. No I do not neglect my subject matter. I teach my ass off and my students almost always perform well. But those teachers who are so incredibly subject-driven and have no regard or concern for their charges really bother me because they are doing a disservice to their students and to the profession.
I don't even know if any of that is making sense but it is late, I'm sleepy, and I'm heading to bed soon. I'll read it tomorrow and if it's terrible, I'll address the topic again in another post, albeit much more eloquently.
Anthill by Jess Taylor
This is a decent story about a younger guy (early 20's?) who has dropped out of college and is now doing manual labor with his best friend building a deck. The story also talks about his relationship with his girlfriend and seems to highlight the young man's ability to just float along through life like many kids do in their early twenties.
Story: 7 of 10
It wasn't bad as all and I think that there could be more to it than what I'm seeing right now. I do know that my favorite character was the girlfriend who is pretty much a slug on a couch.
Teachability: 2 of 10
Students wouldn't enjoy this at all because not much happens.