Good Morning Inspiration…On Writing


Writing in school should encourage students to set words free, not bound them by lead filled bubble and exhausted prompt.

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6 Comments on “Good Morning Inspiration…On Writing”

  1. Gwen
    February 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Oh, Dionne, I love and admire your optimism. Mine, unfortunately, has faded. I feel like yet another teaching casualty who has been beaten down by “The System.” A system in which nearly all the accountability lies upon those who have none of the say or the Power pertaining to policy. The direction in which public education is heading in America is disheartening, to say the least. And from my vantage point, I see no solution.

    I’ll continue to draw inspiration from your writing.

    • February 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

      Thank you Gwen, and thank you for your work as an educator. It is often thankless, fully exhausting, pressure laden work, but reading between your lines, I sense your heart, though at times is heavy, is still in it.

      Let’s continue to work towards the bright notes, and create powerful teaching and learning narratives in between those failed policy kernels. It’s big work, and I’m glad you’re a part of it.

      Thank you for your comments Gwen. I am honored, thankful you found “life and write”, let’s keep talking…

  2. Rob
    February 6, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    I agree.

  3. Gwen
    February 6, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    If only your words could reach the Powers That Be.

    • February 6, 2013 at 11:24 am #

      I love you say “Powers That Be”. I often capitalize “Education” as a means of reaching those “Powers” that quicken and change policies without a sense of what it’s like to be close to the work. There should be teachers and students at the table in the shifting of education policy to inform those with the “Power” the effect and the impact that “Power’ has on everyone.

      I will keep writing about what we “can” do in Education, working with and learning from masterful educators (such as yourself) with creative pedagogy, and my hope is that the change that needs to occur will be heard, realized, and soon.

      We still have more work to do don’t we?

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