To say you have inspired me would be an understatement. Going on this site initially was for a technology class and I was to follow a particular blog for 12 weeks. I had never even seen a blog before or knew the purpose of one. With the little knowledge that I had, thinking that all I would be doing is reading a strangers personal journal I reluctantly searched for art blogs. I came across this one and...Well I am totally hooked and excited. I teach art and want to assign this as a project. I feel the need to get my students involved. While I am instructed to teach within the guidelines of the art program, I strongly believe as teachers we have the responsibility to teach students about morals, character development and about life. I am always encouraging them to see outside the classroom and really get to the core of their existence.
This is the perfect project.
I am unsure how to get a drawing and Painting class to do this...perhaps through painting..or asking them to photograph each other. I feel I have the motivation part down. I will assign the students to check out the site first and I will develop a strong PowerPoint. But I guess I am a little nervous about the outcome. How to actually assign it, being it is not a photo class. I am looking for suggestions.
I must conclude by saying that this blog has truly inspired me. After reading hundreds of stories about these contributors I feel I need to be part of a bigger plan. I actually have always felt that way and so I became a teacher to make changes in this world. However if you really break down this blog into the reason why it is around, you have to know that most of us really do want to change the world. Perhaps that is why I do what I do…yes….it is….I just want to make a difference each day by encouraging, inspiring and motivating our children to make this place a better place for all of us.
Thanks...and looking forward to chatting with you all.