July 19, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Teacher-Writer-Parent

By Caroline Hagood

[Pictured above: The Teacher-Writer-Parent wearing the huge, blueberry-like “Thinking Cap” her son made to “help her think of really good writing.”] 5:30 a.m.—Woken up by the five-year-old boy sitting on […]

May 30, 2019

The Wow Moment: On the Joys of Teaching

By Ruth Joffre

June 2009. My classmates and I are gathered in a dimly lit room in Rome, where our instructors, Stephanie Vaughn and Michael Koch, lead Cornell’s annual summer creative writing program […]

February 27, 2018

Gentrified Hegemony

By Shauna Osborn

We rarely talk about how cultural hegemony works within the process of gentrification, although the process itself is inherently one of cultural and social environment change. We talk about the […]

April 19, 2017

When Students Become Teachers

By Douglas Ray

Recently an essay by a student at the school where I teach was named one of sixteen finalists in the Facing History and Ourselves essay contest. I had given him […]