Tweeted this, but it didn't go anywhere it seems: @Downes @lauraritchie @dogtrax Stephen, thanks for today's session on #el30, a great reminder that we must be intentional to reach out to, bring in, support those who need it most, those without agency, opportunity and voice. I feel an affinity to this spirit with what Young Writers Project has done at https://youngwritersproject.org ... the teens mostly those who feel isolated, unliked, outside. Not surprisingly, they develop strong voice.
@GeoffreyGevalt @Downes @lauraritchie Great points, Geoff, and highlights the role of the teacher, in particular -- not just classroom teacher but teacher in all sense of the word -- intentional invitations ... like those young writers you nurtured along the way ... #el30 (I have not yet watched the video .. still taking in Amy Burvall video)
@GeoffreyGevalt It's nice to know you've been following :)
and yes and more yes. The reaching out is most important, but often the hardest - as often one doesn't know (until much later or sometimes ever) of the impact. -but it is all about connection.
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