What's my favorite thing as a teacher? When my students apply their learning outside of the classroom. Here's a sample from a conversation I just had with a student:
Sawyer: "Ms Gossling, I have a weird example of an antihero. Mace Windu from Star Wars."
Me: "Oh yeah? Why do you say that?"
Sawyer: "Well, to carry the purple lightsaber you have to know the Sith ways but use them for good."
Me: "That's an interesting analysis."
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Kari teaches English I to 9th graders (!) and other electives in rural Iowa. Her husband is also an English teacher, and their friends have sworn to never help them move again because "even libraries don't have that many books."