Monday, October 1, 2012

being an english teacher is fun.

As a teacher (it's still SO fun saying that), I am inspired daily. My students are the most inspiring aspects of my day-to-day life. What they say, what they write, I am inspired and impressed constantly. Well, not by everyone, but by a lot, and I am extremely proud to be able to say this about them. Now if only my blog wasn't so inappropriate, maybe I would let them read it...

Randel Plowman put together a little collection of project prompts, titled The Collage Workbook: How to Get Started and Stay Inspired. It is my job to inspire my students, and I have to say, that part is not easy. They are completely unaware of how inspiring and brilliant they are, even though I remind them regularly. Just like most of you out there. You grow, you get busy, you lose your creativity. Plowman (and his little sidekick, moi) are here to help you get it back! Okay, he did all of the work, but that's why they pay him the big bucks.

There are directions for all fifty creative project prompts in this collection, but still allowing you to explore your own unique creativity. I would love to incorporate some of these collage projects in my classroom. The only problem is, New York State doesn't leave much time for creativity, they'd much rather have me do the thinking FOR my students. Oops. Did I say that out loud?

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