It felt like hundreds of eyes staring into my soul—not a fun feeling. The first time I stood up and talked to a room full of people, I was pretty sure that’s what was happening. People told me to picture the room full of people in their underwear. That didn’t help, not even a little. Instead I felt like people…

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Everyone has their own definition of “home.” Home is not necessarily the place you were born or the place where you spent any particular part of your life. Home is where you made your favorite moments; where you felt the most comfort and peace. My parents came to this country roughly 39 years ago; a decision that wasn’t easy, but…

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I’m not a big believer in destiny, but it seems there was something written in the stars when the 2016 National Council for Teachers of English conference was held in Atlanta and centered around “Faces of Advocacy.” When I first saw that descriptor in an email, I thought of Aaron, one of the most selfless human beings I’m lucky enough…

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