What and Why I Write

I am very much a verbal processor, and I know that I do my best thinking when I talk ideas through with others or write them down. Processing my ideas in words not only helps me formulate coherent ideas but also serves as a learning experience for me. I don't talk or write to merely get my ideas out. I talk and write to develop new ideas and reconsider existing ones. For me, as for many of you, writing is not the end but the means. This blog is my verbal processing space. I don't spend time planning out my blog posts. I typically just start writing when an idea comes to me. The writing helps me grow.

I believe in the power of collaborative planning and shared practice. My friends and colleagues who share their ideas and themselves with others via blogs and other avenues have contributed so much to my own practice. I'm hopeful that the network of friends and colleagues from which I learn will continue to grow, in part because of my own efforts to share my practice here.


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     Online Newsletter: http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol1/124-blog-summer.aspx

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