From the Hyper-Caffeinated, TMI Teacher Who Just Wants to Be Liked


So juiced for this year, OMG, can’t believe I have to wait so long for it to start, it’s like I’m in a state of perpetual pee-pee dance!

Seriously, the only thing I am more passionate about than poetry and books is you! And I don’t even know you yet! Imagine how awesome it’s going to be once I do get to know you, and you get to know everything about me!

Let’s be clear about some important elements of the class! Literature study requires an investment of the soul, a spiritual openness where you are willing to share your deepest, darkest secrets in class discussions and in your analytical writing! And of course, this is a two-way street! I will be extremely open with you about my life’s failures and disappointments (if you learn from your failures, you’ve actually won! And I’ve learned an awful lot!), my insecurities (just because I’m a teacher doesn’t mean I have all the answers!) and the intimate details of my daily life!

We are going to be so best friends!

And don’t worry too much about the workload! I’m so not one of those strict types that makes you do anything! It’s super important that you are empowered to make choices, and that I respect your choices, even if you choose to like, do other stuff! All I ask is that you like me, that you really like me!

xoxo, BFF (hope that’s not too weird! but once you know me, you’ll see it’s just who I am!)!

Mike (last names are so formal!)!

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