I hope that my students learn that simplicity and clarity are powerful qualities in writing. You don't need flowery language or an enormous vocabulary to be persuasive, paint a picture, or prove a point. Leah S.
My hope is always that students, through their writing, come to a deeper understanding of what they THINK. Rebecca
I hope that my students find a passion for writing, that they look at the world with a clear eye, and that they share their ideas clearly and with passion. - Tim
My hope is that my students discover writing as a means to communicate, to achieve their goals, as well as to develop their understanding of the world around them and their life experiences. I want them to see writing not as a world of essays and analysis, but of story and perspective. I want them to be as comfortable writing about the challenges they face as they are speaking about it; I want them to be able to explain themselves in the word as well as they can in deed. I want them to be able to have their cake and eat it too and to employ language -- whether in the space of a caption, a paragraph, a chapter, or a verse -- to do so. Most of all: I hope for them to uncover the value by writing work that matters -- not to my curriculum, not to the gradebook -- but to their lives, their communities, and themselves. - Dan R.
To discover their truth selves - to find the words that speak to their identity - to write from the heart. - Carole W.
My hope hope for my students is that writing give them a permanent record of their voice in a world filled with noise and that their writing one day makes them empowered. - Judy M.
When I'm writing, I feel like I am getting everything out of myself and have a break of being the person I really am. It feels like when I write, my pencil will just fly across the page and write everything I want it to. Writing can make your words get down on paper, but when it is on paper, you can expand it even more. You can write to explore your feelings and get them out.