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I need to make this brief, but wanted to let everyone know that I’m still celebrating, my move and my (NOW) 401st post. I just don’t have time for true reflection, perhaps next week? I found a quote about learning that fits who I am as a teacher. I like to learn, and hope that there is something for each student and person with whom I work that they might take away. It is: You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond I think in my blogging that attention has been paid, and I’m proud of that.
I thought it would be nice to talk about moving and use a quote there too, but it’s too much. I have much to say about moving, but right now I’m too tired to contemplate it all. However, I want to share a little analogy I’ve used, mostly in my poetry groups, but sometimes in writing other pieces too. I often asked my students if their poems have "legs to stand on". Can the precious words stand, and then to revise, to make it something to please, both the writers and the readers, can they put some muscle in the legs, and in all the rest of the body, too? I confess I'm not sure if I made this up, or read it somewhere. I don't know to whom the credit must go.
We had lots of extending of this metaphor, being both serious and silly, but it proved meaningful for the students, and helped them grow as thoughtful writers..
What do you think?