Now that the challenge is over, I wanted to see them reflect more deeply on their experiences with trying to blog every day for a month. I gave them several sentence starters to guide them (thanks to Lee Ann for the ideas!), and I was really impressed with their insightful reflections.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- "For the first time..."
|"For the first time... I enjoyed writing." Enough said!|
- "I learned..."
|how to get writing ideas and how writing connects people!|
|how to use others' comments as models for good commenting!|
|empathy for others!|
|how to appeal to an audience!|
- "I enjoyed..."
|(She was originally very insecure about sharing her writing, but loved the connections she found!)|
|He "used to hate writing", but he really got into blogging!|
|(We got comments from as far away as New Zealand!)|
- "I wish..."
|So many students echoed this feeling!|
|She's a senior! :-) Wouldn't it be cool if she wrote next year from college?|