November 29, 2007

Student Essay #473


Here I am at the end of a long day. Reviewing student essays at our kitchen table, trying to "zero out." Tomorrow will bring dozens more. My students are all working hard to make sure that the colleges to which they're applying understand who they are and what makes them tick. And some of them have learned a bit about themselves in the process.

I think I do this part of my job well, and have always found competence appealing. So I like this picture of me deep in the thick of the work.

(Day #29 of NaBloPoMo.)

4 comments:

SarahJane said...

I like it, too. Thoughtful.
What a lot of essays.

Wendy said...

i like it too...and i especially like the art hanging behind you :-)

PDW said...

what a gift to witness people realizing who they are, even in the tiniest pieces!

and 473! oooh. that's a lot of goodness. enough to make your eyes cross. good luck!

--carolee

Jenn said...

I know Shelley IRL, and she's really not that purple.