What I Learned from Teaching English

Humans thrive on stories.  It’s an essential part of our existence.  It’s probably why we haven’t annihilated ourselves.

We’ve passed on stories since our species began. It’s how we communicate.  Give someone the plain and simple facts, and they’ll forget them the next day.  Encode those facts in a story they can relate to, and those facts will stick.

I left the music business for some time.  Several of those years, I found myself teaching junior high English.  In many ways, English isn’t too far removed from composition.  The creative aspects are very similar. Continue reading “What I Learned from Teaching English”