“What am I doing that will help me succeed?”- Tasha Eurich
I love how the Ted Talk above helps remind us that when it comes to coaching or improvement, that sometimes focusing on JUST one element at a time is the most important thing to do. An actionable step forward is better than an indeterminate amount of time guessing where to put our feet.
My ‘one thing,’ is to provide a better menu of blog post prompts for my students. That step is part of what I hope will be a journey towards a more authentic blogging community at my school. I want my students to see themselves as writers and thinkers, and their blogs as important tools for their trade. Thus far, their blogs have been a place for work and reflection. I’d like to see more autonomy in posting, more freedom and flexibility in what is being shared.
So here’s the part where I ask for your help: I’m looking for a few great prompts. While students will not be limited to these prompts, I want them to see the prompts as a series of diving platforms.
Please take a look at my list as it currently stands. I’m looking for great corners of the web to point our writers to–anything that will beget more creativity is welcome. I would appreciate any ideas fed in as a comment below. Additionally, if you have an approach you are proud of, or if you have an obstacle you want to talk about, please see this post as a diving board into discussing which catalysts work, and which curbs jump out at you, the facilitator. Thanks in advance!