Taking the writing challenge for every day in March. Anyone else want to contribute a childhood memory?
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I realize that using the creative part of my brain for “me” is a totally different experience than using it for creating lesson plans and activities. Although my writing is not for my class, nor are my students taking the challenge since I teach beginning level foreign language to K-4, I like trying to do something that is just for me. It gives me insight to the nature of the assignment I would typically give my high school students: just write. I have found that it takes a while to build momentum, to find a topic, to narrow a topic, to edit. These entries are my foray into ‘find a topic’—not ‘edit’ or ‘narrow topic’—but to just imagine or simply to remember. The writing process is like any other learning journey for me: there is a lot of meandering, but interesting side paths appear with a lot of observant meandering.