Your Teaching Story In Six Words
We recently posted asking all Teachers to tell us about their teaching story in six words or less.
Below is an open letter from the editor of ThinkTechEd and the compilation of all Teachers who had submitted.
“Growing up in Tonga with her grandmother, Kato Ha’unga loved books. She explains, ‘That was the only thing to expose me beyond the beach to the world outside of Tonga.’ After moving to Anchorage, Alaska, for college, Ha’unga started sending books home. But after the 2009 tsunami destroyed the family’s library, she decided to rebuild on a larger scale.”
Pictured, the hall donated to the project, which will transform into the new Northern Lights Library.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Salman Rushdie (via creativecloud)
Nothing gives quite the satisfaction that doing things brings.
I am constantly amazed at how little painters know about painting, writers about writing, merchants about business, manufacturers about manufacturing. Most men just drift.
Learn to draw. Try to make your hand so unconsciously adept that it will put down what you feel without your having to think of your hands.
Then you can think of the thing before you.
Draw things that have some meaning to you. An apple, what does it mean? The object drawn doesn’t matter so much.
It’s what you feel about it, what it means to you.
A masterpiece could be made of a dish of turnips.
Draw, draw, hundreds of drawings.
Try to remain humble. Smartness kills everything.
The object of art is not to make salable pictures. It is to save yourself.
The fools who write articles about me think that one morning I suddenly decided to write and began to produce masterpieces.
There is no special trick about writing or painting either. I wrote constantly for 15 years before I produced anything with any solidity to it.
The thing of course, is to make yourself alive.
You won’t arrive. It is an endless search.
There is a possibility of your having a decent attitude toward people and work. That alone may make a man of you.
As for your use of language…[keep it simple]…
…Joyce, when he was frisky, could put together a sentence as intricate and as glittering as a necklace for Cleopatra, but my favorite sentence in his short story ‘Eveline’ is just this one:
‘She was tired.’
At that point in the story, no other words could break the heart of a reader as those three words do.
As we rev our engines for this semester’s iteration of the Creative Thinking course, we’ll share some of the materials and discussion topics here. A good place to start is this list of “rules,” originally aimed at art students, but applicable to anyone, anywhere. Maria Popova of …