Welcome to A Teacher’s Essays! — A Teacher’s Essays

This blog, A Teacher’s Essays, is nearly two decades late. I will often tell my students who are chronically tardy, “At least you made it,” so it seems apropos to me to welcome such sage advice. Truth is, I’ve been collecting observations surrounding the world of education long before my teaching credential was signed, at […]

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Flash Fiction: Relocating A Love for the Game — mmastorytime.com

Uncle Ray, who doubled as coach, called for combinations. Gary’s strikes, however, lacked motivation, especially with the biggest fight of his career on the horizon. “You seem drained,” Coach noted. Gary agreed. Ray suggested getting away from the gym. “What about a hot air balloon ride?” But Gary hated heights. “What about horseback riding?” But […]

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Flash Fiction: Practice Canceled for a Good Cause — mmastorytime.com

Chris and several teammates exited the subway and headed toward their gym. Once they reached the street, though, a sea of protestors carpeted the city’s floor. Maneuvering through the crowd was like walking through quicksand. After nearly thirty-minutes to cross the street, Chris asked, “How about skipping practice today?” Everyone agreed. People were everywhere—crammed shoulder-to-shoulder, […]

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Six-Sentence Story: Rules Are Rules — mmastorytime.com

Fighters had been fined, even suspended, for breaking the rules, but Kyle Thompson, in unprecedented fashion, was kicked out of the league. Interestingly enough, in a sport designed around violence, Thompson, on numerous occasions, had proven to be too much so. Following Thompson’s recent offense—stomping on the head of an opponent long after the bell […]

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