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Teaching Another 180

Jose Vilson Mr. Vilson 5 Comments

Last night: Honestly, I’m nervous again. I know the routines, too. Sleep tight. Groom well. Come in with a tie. Introduce myself and the class I’m teaching. Announce names. Give …

Above and Beyond

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

Often, people make me question what the words “above and beyond” mean in an age when we’re obsessed with overworking and overstating. When Carmen told me that she will not …

The Honeymooners

Jose Vilson Mr. Vilson 1 Comment

Everyone calls this period the “honeymoon” on purpose. We lay the ground rules for the first few periods we encounter each other, get to know each other a bit, and …