I awoke about half an hour ago with the realisation that it has been many days since the learning coach recorded any thoughts about what is happening in the world of coaching students to become better writers and to ‘find their voice’ in the social media world(s). Somehow the day-to-day grind of class prep, advising, grading, and the other minutiae of teaching crowd out the discipline of writing for me. I don’t want it to happen, but it is insidious and merciless against my forming a habit of writing.
So here I am in the middle of the night to get some writing done before I go back to sleep. Tomorrow I hope to inspire students to finish their courses well, to establish themselves in the social media world(s), and in some way, to make a difference that they are alive today. There are the easy ones, those who already ‘get it’ regarding social activism before I even begin to talk through the opportunities available in our world. There are never quite enough of them, but they brighten up my day and put a spring into my step. But how will I reach those who are still more interested in what the world offers in terms of their own pleasure and entertainment? Can I entertain them enough to pull them into more serious matters, considerations, and reflections?
That’s all I can contribute for the present. I hope that I will come back daily, despite the end-of-term pressures that are mounting and despite the natural tendency I have to take in rather than give back. Time will tell.