Thursday, January 12, 2012

On not talking and the power of the pen

Facilitated a session with students where we ask them to "reflect" on their first day on placement. Invited them to engage in 5 minutes of free writing - after a bit of paper shuffling there was complete silence in the room.
made me think how rarely that happens - it was clear that they were absorbed and it made me think about how quickly we fill the space up with noise. You can't go shopping now without your ears being assaulted. in department stores there is often different music for each section. I find it all too much and crave quiet - to have that in the classroom was fabulous and an experience to hold onto..

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