This is the page where adults can upload their essays and podcasts. We'd suggest you use the following format, but feel free to modify if you wish:

  1. Anne Smith, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, Colorado, USA
    Anne has been a teacher for ten years and currently teaches Freshmen English and English World Literature. She is a member of the Curriculum Innovation Team and a participant in the first cohort of 21st Century Learners. She invites you to join the conversation at Learning and Laptops.
    Essay (this would link to the document, preferably PDF), Podcast (this would link to the mp3, or you could embed a player if you've decided to host it elsewhere).

This is just a sample entry, please add yours below the line.

1. Michele Davis, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, Colorado, USA
Teaching for 11 years, 8 here at Arapahoe High School, I truly love what I do. Kids challenge me daily to rethink, to relearn, and to reflect why I do what I do. I currently teach English 9, English Literature, Honors American Literature, Creative Writing, and Elements of Composition. I am blessed to have incredible students. I wrote this for the "This I Believe" site several years ago and enjoy having my students do this essay every year. I look forward to working with other teachers and students globally! Here is my essay; listen here:
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2. Lou Berger
I am, by trade, a technical recruiter. This means, basically, that I find jobs for people in the computer industry, be they programmers, or testers, or project managers. I have been a community leader, I have led my son in Scouts as a Cubmaster, and I watch, on a daily basis, how people relate what they do to who they consider themselves to be. I believe that we are more than what we do for a living, that we, as people, are multi-faceted and highly creative.

I appreciate being asked to contribute to the "This I Believe" essay project.

3. Linda D.

4. Dallas J.
I'm a former business analyst who has spent the last ten years serving as a stay-at-home dad. When I'm not attending one of my daughters' activities, I enjoy participating in various school advisory roles or playing fantasy baseball. I am a huge classic rock n roll fan and an Altoid's addict.

5. Denise A.

6. Diane N.

7. Laura M.

8. Lee Ann Spillane
I have been teaching for more than 16 years in Orange County, Florida. I currently teach freshmen English and an Advance Placement Language and Composition class for juniors. Learn more about me by visiting my virtual classroom.