Yael’s Variety Hour: Dealing with Criticism, Grammar and Teaching Woes

Despite the whirlwind of activity this week, I have 15 posts I’d like to share with you this week. Enjoy!

Food For Thought

  • Confessions of a ‘Bad’ Teacher is a great opinion piece by William Johnson, published in the New York Times. If you’re a former teacher like me, perhaps some of the reasons you left the profession are summarized in this article.


  • Do You Take Criticism Personally? asks Tim Brownson. Well, do you? Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t… but I found it interesting that this popped up twice in my personal blogosphere this week.




Combat Sports

My Namesake!


Shameless Self-Promotion

Like last week, I’ve been consumed with editing and ghost-writing projects, though I did link to some recent MMA articles of mine above. (Others can be found on FightergirlsMMA HQSherdogInterMat Fight and Cage Queen. Also, check out the latest issue of the Performance Menu, which I edit and usually write for. Local foodies can also check out my posts on City Pages’ Hot Dish blog. And I’ll be teaching a one-day class on magazine writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis on August 18th, which I’ll tell you more about closer to the date. The workshop is entitled From Query to Print: Freelance Writing Fundamentals. Stay tuned for more details!

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