Once upon a time, a wise teacher I had would sit us down and say, “JUST WRITE!” The class would spend the next thirty minutes writing. The topic was not important. The length of the writing was not important. What was important was the writing.
When asked "Why do you want us to write?", the instructor would reply that any deficiencies that a student has with grammar, subject-verb agreement, sentence structure, spelling, and vocabulary would show in the writing.
Writing is such a liberating form of expression. Writing draws us into the moment. We see the blades of grass, hear the minuscule chirp of the morning cricket, watch the shade travel from one edge of the yard to the other, seemingly for the first time.
Writers are uniquely gifted to find meaning for themselves and to help others find meaning. Our program allows for this creativity to shine through while also providing a learning experience to help our students better understand the world in which they live.