The cards are due next week; I look forward to seeing what they see, and write, and send.
Our course blog is password protected, but the assignment is:
Another assignment this week: the Postcard Prompt.
- In your surface mailed packet, you received two blank stamped addressed postcards. This week, use ONE of the postcards to do this:
- think about why you do what you do. What is at the center of your life, of all of your activity? What matters most to you? What do you hope your life will mean or be? What drives you?
- Then, write a haiku about that motivation or center or driving force.
- Write that haiku on the non-address side of your postcard. You can draw pictures, too, if you'd like. Up to you.
- Then, mail the postcard to me at the address I gave you.
Want more information on the WDYDWYD project? Please take a look at what people all over the world are doing and hoping.
For others' benefit, here is the text above which seems invisible b/c it is black font on black.
And others were just as stunning.
See what you did? Genius. Love. It.
Folks ARE often shy about this. That's cool. The goal is to spark reflection, and that happens for many more people than just the ones who end up creating something for the site.
You know, that's partly why I suggested the idea of offering them another option that would be more anonymous... that is you upload them through your profile on this site and you can just say under each one that it is from a student in your class. That could be cool. Then, I can show you how you can put them all in a gallery that will run as a slideshow on another site (like your course platform). Just an idea.
Love that you did it this way!
One of my students did submit her scan, but it went to the actual larger site rather than this course area. The rest were, maybe, shy. Who can explain or understand the reluctance of others?
So thank you for the spark -- it really did inspire some new thinking, and the boundaries of both your question and the haiku form served as a sort of launching pad rather than a limit. Will do it again in the fall with new students. :)