[Looks good. Needs more in front to signal a little m0re of who you are - unless we get an image of you in the article.

[Also needs a way of finishing. As you started with a para of text, it needs a closing para of text to signal the close of the list.

[Will need sentence-level editing in TIO: loose sentences, pronouns ref and use ... mcm] [the repeated use of They for the students is interesting. It's a matter of making it work across the piece.]
I need to work on more images -- not sure exactly what images to include -- yellow traffic light? not sure what else -- abh


Keep Your Sanity

or: How To Survive a Road Trip With Your High School Speech Team Students

by Anna Hamann

Having survived many road trips with my intrepid speech students, through blizzards and deer-laden obstacle courses, over rivers, through the woods, and across ice, there are some things I wish I had known earlier. It would've saved us all a lot of grief.
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Here I am driving the van. I look so cheerful, don't I? Do not be deceived.


Things to have along

Which leads me to my next point





Additional Things to Consider

When on the Road

On the way Home

Finally

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Do not freak out. The reality is that these trips are fun. In the middle of driving a white van through a blizzard you may feel like you are trapped in a horror movie, but years later these kids will come back to visit their old high school and you will laugh together about that trip. Yes, you were creeping down a deserted freeway of ice and snow, but thenThis American Life came on the radio and you all learned about the Amalgamated Order of Real-Bearded Santas and their political schism, in-fighting, and battle for control. During that twenty minutes you all laughed so hard you cried and your stomachs hurt for hours. These kids and those trips are what is keeping you young.


Image of driving in a blizzard from Chuck Schlegel

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