what should i know about you?

my student’s first free-writes were so enlightening.  amongst the regular first-day free write questions i asked (such as “what attracted you to this class/what are you most looking forward to in the course?”), i also asked students to write anything they think i, as their teacher, should know about them — as a person, as a student.  and i got a wonderful array of answers encompassing all sorts of fears, discomforts, personal histories, art-making practices… i didn’t get super specific details – which i certainly don’t need – but it is good to know upon what ground students are standing as they read and engage with the course material.  there seems to be a lot of excitement among the students already, for which i am so grateful.  it is hard to generate excitement all on one’s own.


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TheDoubleEqual is interested in Anais Nin, Smut and subtext, Queer literature, Intersections of oppression, Jewish communities, Memoir, Poetry, All art, Subways, and Violent spiritual awakenings. View all posts by thedoubleequal

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