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Professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY. Hanging on for the change.

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Joined Twitter 2/24/11


Sad to say these were my aspirational legs in middle school. https://t.co/tWerYCq3Yy @dawnbrockman Yep. Time to move.For reals. https://t.co/pK8EJi1u6P
8/19
2019
@BaruchCollege in the news! “The City University of New York sets students up for success after graduation: Its sch… https://t.co/yvgzKscQwy
8/18
2019
It really doesn’t take much to make me happy. https://t.co/mHNdzPed1wBeautiful bacteria https://t.co/NW1YV2nJnR @BaruchCollege in the news! “The City University of New York sets students up for success after graduation: Its sch… https://t.co/DEbrqStjJT
8/17
2019
A series: Wyoming scenic highway photobombs, inadvertent and otherwise https://t.co/YE9mseaKNGEastchester Schools will be hosting Transportation Information Meetings for Anne Hutchinson, Greenvale and Waverly… https://t.co/xFFplu4qDg
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8/13
2019
@bbrianmb What job? Come see me!!
8/10
2019
“You Don’t Know Anything.” And other writing advice from the legend, the gawd, #ToniMorrison. https://t.co/0o3mom1fWH
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8/7
2019
Just last week I re-read Morrison’s Nobel lecture & put it on my syllabus, for a unit on the dangers of language. S… https://t.co/iZrPWLZHZKA writing teacher reads the Manifesto. https://t.co/2njHhfUpBOI remember when I used to teach @thenytimesba unironically. https://t.co/UPYq9VhnvO❤️ my @CUNY students. https://t.co/sdB3dzJa3F
8/6
2019
I love using hermit crab essays in writing classes. A fun and instructive way expand notions of argument and genre. https://t.co/TnJrjsRCJS
8/5
2019
.@NRA A-rated Texas lawmaker blames gun violence on a lack of prayer in schools. After the Santa Fe mass school sho… https://t.co/le2tpoYHBc
Retweeted by Cheryl SmithMy baby girl Jaime was a victim of the Parkland school shooting almost 18 months ago. This country continues to fa… https://t.co/4FOZoMGrJj
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8/4
2019
19 dead and still counting. https://t.co/zPtuC8yl8j
8/3
2019
@MariKDoyle What a lovely plaque. Congratulations and thank you, Nurse Kaessler, for the countless boo boos healed and tears dried!
8/2
2019
A @BaruchCollege student has launched a company out of his parents' basement that involves deconstructing and recon… https://t.co/bTw1epN2fA
Retweeted by Cheryl SmithJuly 28th at the 9/11 Memorial. The staff puts white roses on victims’ names on their birthdays. Life carries on bu… https://t.co/c42yUZZeZr
7/29
2019
A powerful explanation of the power—and potential violence—of language. https://t.co/EBXRdK8yRD
7/26
2019
A variation on the theme of grading, which is heavy on my mind as I plan my fall course. “I fear that the charade o… https://t.co/dpyEaYZ59m
7/25
2019
The universe sends you the media you need. https://t.co/t3HLg87KDc
7/24
2019
I stopped grading papers about 10 years ago. Descriptive comments and conferences with students have increased thei… https://t.co/Tog8WJChPQ
7/23
2019
Yes! There’s got to be poetry. https://t.co/AD86PHOd87
7/22
2019
@clancynewyork WowEastchester Schools Superintendent, Dr. Glass ⁦@glasr333⁩, scoping out the roof the the High School. The view is in… https://t.co/30wAQETULz
7/19
2019
Sometimes the only answer is to be too-shelf weird. Note to self: research flights to Finland. https://t.co/KB4eUXsbl2"In the coming days, I urge undocumented students, as well as their families and friends, to be informed and prepar… https://t.co/ET56F1gCpc
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7/14
2019
“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land" A poem about seeking asylum. -Warsan Shire
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7/13
2019
Think about what the opportuntiy to author—not just write in response to an assignment—might mean to students, espe… https://t.co/z78Y9EmFRw
7/10
2019
Proud of @CUNY today and proud everyday to be part of a system that strives to maintain access to quality, affordab… https://t.co/bR5tIVNso3
7/9
2019
An admin in my school district shared this TED talk with me. So grateful. Wishing everyone who needs it the salve o… https://t.co/dUEFxYw7iM @glasr333 @EastchesterUFSD @Eagle___Nation @EmSprincipals @EUFSD_ASCI @EUFSDGuidance Eastchester welcomes you! I am… https://t.co/PUcvABaXsO
7/8
2019
Proud to be a part of this community and to share in the joy of the 2019 EHS graduating class. Spread your wings, E… https://t.co/rkEIL05Zrg
6/27
2019
First day at his elementary school (2nd grade) and LAST DAY! Talk amongst yourselves for a while...oh my heart. https://t.co/yTQlTAcVPx
6/26
2019
@lori_mintzer Was the project done at home? If so...Behind that kid is a mom who was biting her tongue and laughing… https://t.co/ft6UWgpNtZ
6/24
2019
Moms of middle schoolers two days later... https://t.co/dSeSviqGkx
6/23
2019
@S_Insley_H I know!!!
6/22
2019
Moms of middle schoolers. 😬 https://t.co/F5MPyfwsiy
6/21
2019
@prof_gabriele https://t.co/gfKpltCVaQ
5/30
2019
You begin by stopping the torture and killing of the unprotected by feeding the hungry so that they have the energy… https://t.co/Sv34TmksP8Happy birthday, Adrienne Rich. From “‘Going There’ and Being Here,” (1983): If you are trying to transform a brutal… https://t.co/swP1VC3a5k
5/17
2019
@S_Insley_H Frequent collapsing in despair?#solidarity Random screaming is a turn off though. Tell him to work on that.
5/2
2019
Amazing news from @BaruchCollege’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. Our students are amazing. ❤️ https://t.co/yDcoM7H3H1You’ve got the Vagina Bible, a nerds rope, and an open beer on the counter. I think you’ve got the power for reals. https://t.co/p5JfPF04xzSame. https://t.co/3tX67WHGrWSafety rails are for snowflakes. Godammit, “The tiger pit must continue being a terrible hazard despite having an o… https://t.co/2OcpZboVb7 @_SJPeace_ Keeping you in my thoughts and sending positivity and light.
4/24
2019
@EUFSD_ASCI Thank you for the update, Scott. What a memory for everyone in the group to have seen Notre Dame on the… https://t.co/g30dcMaZpD
4/16
2019
@S_Insley_H That’s pretty much your normal lipstick look imo. @S_Insley_H https://t.co/fkU7inCOMT @S_Insley_H Traders Joe’s. They’re always very juicy. Son drinks the juice straight. I...don’t.Poetry = mad life skills. Don’t even get me started on Keats. https://t.co/4WAodrug3l @S_Insley_H They’re delicious with vodka.
4/5
2019
Love and courage. https://t.co/SJIkHq0Jc5
3/15
2019
@S_Insley_H Next Hallmark special: Lonely empty-nester widow finds love in time for Christmas; finds ethics under the tree.
3/14
2019
@EUFSD_ASCI I can’t believe it’s that time already. 😬
3/7
2019
@tweetmommybop Michael Cohen.Freddie Krueger has retired to The Fountains! In related news: every ad company needs to hire a few Gen Xers. https://t.co/SFVkIf7yzO
3/5
2019
My favorite news of the year so far: This Pioneering Artist Is on the Brink of Her First Big Retrospective, at 98… https://t.co/aPkmGuxeKb
1/31
2019
@BrianBoggio Ummm...parsley? Bring on the heat!
1/25
2018
@clancynewyork @grimalkina @readywriting Thanks for tagging me, too. Just been reading students personal essays the… https://t.co/t3KGIEbBER
11/23
2018
Feeling cautiously optimistic today. https://t.co/AAE8t0h5pQI’m at the “3 ibuprofen and plugged in the shiatsu massager” stage of the evening. #MidtermElections #ElectionNightFeeling super supported at this election watch party. It’s all about community, folks. https://t.co/Z1zJjOZLBZ @rjatilley Threw it back up with captioning for everyone under 50. 😬C’mon Florida. https://t.co/G9SQbvkmW5
11/7
2018
10yo wisdom: you don’t want to go to work looking like a western European pop star.10yo’s inquiry over breakfast: if you eat yourself, do you double in size or disappear?
11/3
2018
Vote like your life depends on it, because someone’s definitely does. https://t.co/ZWCLi5jfnf
10/23
2018
@S_Insley_H @farr_jason Oh my! I hadn’t seen that third sketch. That is totally gorgeous.
9/21
2018
@_SJPeace_ SHAME on the country.
9/20
2018
“Charity is no substitution for justice.” #boom https://t.co/6TBFw60bEE
9/14
2018
My students came up with their first list (of the semester) of style tips for writers. Well be adding to it and ref… https://t.co/tCs10nJ74w
9/8
2018
@eugenegu That is deeply disturbing. @EastchesterUFSD High School looks amazing! And I have it on good authority that the HS cafeteria will not always h… https://t.co/O0BClvck07 @EUFSD_ASCI I love it! Keep the pics coming. Wishing you a great first day of the new school year.Many years of hoping, planning, and working have gone into this first lunch. Amazing to see our students enjoying i… https://t.co/mFA9W8DGq7Eastchester proud! So excited to see the new wing open to our HS students. https://t.co/FwRySlFuK5
9/4
2018
Teacher friends: here's a great opportunity to work with @wwborders if you have strong contacts in NYC high schools… https://t.co/VOh0biNQfZ
8/30
2018
<deep breath> drink coffee. prep class. blow my nose. https://t.co/KcE5L53PHP
8/29
2018
I have had more than one male colleague sincerely ask whether a certain behavior is mansplaining. Since apparently… https://t.co/uE85nY1g9w
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7/20
2018
@S_Insley_H Two sips and a cup of coffee.
7/7
2018
@TheTattooedProf Not for nothing but he always looks a little meaty.
7/4
2018
Good thread. This philosophy nicely complements my evolving teaching philosophy: be an audience that genuinely care… https://t.co/y9oA22b4ry
7/1
2018
@localblondedad Hello gorgeous. @lgblankenship Really really tone deaf though.
6/23
2018
@clancynewyork This is great! Thank you!
6/15
2018
93% of NYC restaurants get an “A” from the health dept. Does anyone whine about grade inflation? No, those results… https://t.co/Qx5jqdrAAQ
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6/7
2018
I didn’t think I could love @CUNY students more. https://t.co/UE49b2HNgS
6/4
2018
Here's Ta-Nehisi Coates on Kanye West championing a kind of freedom—"a white freedom, freedom without consequence,… https://t.co/zNB5oVQX5S
5/7
2018
Don’t forget to show love. https://t.co/UxgrfB5Hhp
5/6
2018
@Jessifer Preach.
5/5
2018
May the fourth be with the Yankees. #attnyy https://t.co/MOPYVyddft
5/4
2018
It’s a mic drop kinda morning: “for the love of all that’s good and holy, please stop going to the MLA convention t… https://t.co/M2jrsTbA7A
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4/20
2018
EHS players club rocked the house tonight! Go see Fiddler on the Roof this weekend. It ain’t your mama’s HS musical.
4/14
2018
Found a $20 bill in my spring jacket pocket. Felt joy and then remembered I planted it there late last fall. #selfcare
4/13
2018

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