Posted by: Gage L. | December 3, 2009

My Thoughts on the Project.

In the beginning, the Alice Project seemed to make no sense at all. I was stumped. I couldn’t think of any ideas and all that I wanted to do was put it off until another day.

The worst part of the project was trying to come up with the blog posts that seemed to be very intellectual. I had trouble because I was nervous about submitting something that no one would want to comment on, or someone would disagree with me and make a better point. Once I got past all of that I started doing a decent job of coming up with ideas. That’s when I actually started enjoying the project.

I discovered that this wasn’t school work anymore, but something I wanted to do. Everyday, I would go home and check WordPress just to see if people commented on my thoughts. After reading peoples comments, I could reply or return the favor by commenting on one of their posts.

Commenting was my strong point. It just came easy to me because I love having a say in other people’s thoughts. I was so intrigued by some of the amazing ideas my fellow students had developed.

This project was a GREAT experience, and over all was very fun to be a part of. Even though I didn’t get to spend as much time on the project as everyone else, I loved that I got to be a very small part of this radical idea.

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Responses

  1. Gage,

    I love this post; could I borrow your words to use with a group of teachers I’m working with in my district? I will, of course, give proper credit. Let me know!

    • @Cary: Please feel free to share Gage’s post with your colleagues…and let us know (in a comment) how they responded to it when you get a chance. Cheers – Mr. Long

  2. Great point both of you! When you begin commenting back and forth, you engage in conversation that deepens the further down the rabbit hole you go….but I digress……..

  3. So true. At the beginning of this experience I was also timid about posting something the whole world could see. It didn’t really help that my name was plastered on it, either. But after awhile, my teammates encouraged me and helped me loosen up. Once I loosened up everything came more naturally. When I was relaxed, I didn’t feel the need to seem extremely intellectual or insightful. I just had a goal. A goal to present ideas others could ponder on and discuss with me, and so far I think I’m doing great.


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