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About Libby Rego

Libby Rego has been an English teacher for twelve years. She has been an outspoken pain in the ass her whole life. She currently serves as Department Chair at her alma mater and moonlights as a cocktail waitress in Downtown Los Angeles. She can be emailed at libbyk16[at]gmail[dot]com.

Why I Marched

By Libby Rego I had a bad feeling about this. I remember early in 2016 talking to my mother, a woman who marched for civil rights in the 60s, when he got the Republican nomination. “Oh Libby, don’t worry, he’s … <...
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I Just Watched the Ray Rice Video.

By Libby Rego But before I watched it, I already knew what I was going to see. Already predicted what the popular responses would be. The minimizing of what happened, the attempts to rationalize someone knocking out thei...
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I Am Sick of Being Sick of My Body

By Libby Rego I am sick of being sick of my body. I am tired of looking in the mirror for flaws, and feeling defeated. Tired of watching actresses who are either genetically inclined to be thinner or hurting themselves &...

Let’s Keep Our Eyes Open

By Libby Rego Most people are familiar with Dr. King’s moving and iconic, “I Have a Dream” speech. As children, we are taught about the civil rights movement and its leaders every year. Dr. King’s birthday — and fo...
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The Teacher Chronicles – Gift Giving

By Libby Rego It’s the holiday season! To most parents and family members of school-aged children, that means one thing – presents. As adults and as role models, let’s reflect on what the children in our lives trul...
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The Back-to-School Chronicles: Get Smart

By Libby Rego Today – without remorse – I violated a major school rule…one that ignores the need for evolution and for change. I asked my students to get out their smart phones for an assignment! At my school, like &hell...
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The Back-to-School Chronicles: Week 5

  By Libby Rego There are so many reasons that I love my job…the students and their interesting personalities…the curriculum that I get to teach to them…that special look on some of the students’ faces when they fin...
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The Back-to-School Chronicles: Week 4

  By Libby Rego Learning my students’ names, their personalities, general likes, dislikes, and the manner in which they interact with each other enables me to adjust my lessons to make them more interesting and effe...
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Back to School Chronicles: Student Archetypes

In literature, there are archetypes; individuals who serve as examples of certain types of characters. These types repeat often enough in art and literature that people can intuitively guess what effect they will have on...
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The Back-to-School Chronicles: Week Two

The Back to School Chronicles: Week Two By Libby Rego As a student, I loved the first day of school. The new school supplies, picking out the perfect outfit, the excitement of seeing which hot guy would be in my …...