Yes. I’m applying my creative endeavors to the written word this month. I’m letting the thoughts in my mind have voice. My students and I are reading Out of My Mind by Susan Draper. We are holding onto the idea that “Thoughts need words, and words need a voice.” [page 8] We’re holding to that because Melody for so long had no voice. The students are hoping for her.
And I’m realizing that my students don’t realize how far their voices could be heard. I’m working on that. We’re connecting through blogs with other students, and they so want to see their faces and Skype/Hangout with them. But it’s more than that. They don’t know they can change the world. I’m working on that too. Seventh grade is joining YouthVoices, and are writing their 10 Self / World questions after watching the video by Paul Allison of his class. That class had students pondering the trivial and the powerful, the inner and the outer worlds of our wonderments. It engaged my students’ considerations.
So I’m blogging every day this month for NaBloPoMo. Just thoughts, strategies, or musings about my world — a small voice in the big world. Maybe it will become a habit.
And I’m writing my third NaNoWriMo novel —
Writing tip: Just set your fingers on the keys and write: I don’t know what to write. And today…