During the first year of my MFA, I enrolled in a class focused on creative writing in the secondary classroom. (I just can't get away from the field of education.)
My English 621 class was taught by Jim (James) Brown, the author of The Los Angeles Diaries.
As an educator I have been asked to write teaching philosophy essays countless times. While the exercise can be helpful (taking time to reflect always is), it had become tedious. Instead of writing a tradition essay, I decided to have a little fun. This is what I came up with. Professor Brown was kind enough to accept this instead of a traditional essay.
Creative Writing in the Secondary Classroom "Essay"
The Wolves are in the Classroom