Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Learning from My Students

Today Bonnie Dodge, author of Waiting, is hosting my guest post on her blog. I hope you'll check it out.

Fall quarter starts with a bang and I am reminded once again why I write. Or more specifically, why I am writing The Alki Trilogy. When I’m not writing, I’m an English as Second Language instructor at South Seattle College, a large urban school which is among the most diverse colleges in the country. The average student age is 31.5, 54% are first generation, 41% do not speak English as their first language and there are 35 languages spoken on campus on any given day (2012 statistics) ...

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