Thank you all for a great first class!
We gathered thoughts together about what comes to mind when you hear the word "writing." Your responses were interesting and varied. I have your ideas that we wrote on the board captured in the photos below. Thank you for sharing your free writing! I have shared my free-write below.
In-class free write - Linda Radford
What comes to mind when I hear the word writing? Sheer fear of whether not I can get what is in my head onto the page in a way that is coherent, readable, proactive, interesting, and important. Thus, in terms of putting words on the page, writing to me is a tall order that is accompanied by the anxiety of the work along with the delight of accomplishing what I set out to say. The other thought that comes to mind about writing is about reading. The joy and benefit I receive from reading the word, or as Freire contends, the world. Through reading what is represented, I can read myself with and against different texts and gain a deeper knowledge of who I am and my work in education.