The Student Who Taught Me

I met Ted the second semester I taught at a community college—just a few short years ago. He sat in the front row. His legs were too long to fit under the ridiculously small 1970’s desks we had then. The chair seemed tiny in comparison to his frame. He was a former Marine, 49, six-foot-five, and the oldest student in the class. Ted was even a couple of years older than the newbie instructor--me. When he first spoke up, challenging me on an essay we’d read for the English comp class, I thought, “What am I going to do with this dude?” ...more
@paulag01 Sincere thanks for the feature. My students are remarkable and teach me every day. :)more
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