How do we know it’s time to take action and implement a “plan”? How do we get over our need to have things be perfect? Who are we waiting on? Can we start to take action on something we believe in? Do we need to wait for someone in a position of authority to tell us it’s time?

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  1. I’ve been thinking about this and I think – especially in relation to the last question – I’m so used to, as a student, hearing the teacher say, “We’re going to do blah blah blah” and then see other students start to move to do that and then hear the teacher say, “Hold on guys,” and watch them wait for the class to quiet down and then they explain the directions and then say, “Now go.” It makes me wonder what would happen if they told us what we were doing but didn’t give us the directions (which you do a lot and because we are so used to being told what to do, the class gets annoyed). Everyone would probably have a much more unique project which, while it may not be exactly what the teacher wanted, will still probably be great (maybe even better than if there were directions). It reminds me of our conversation about WriteNOW and hating rubrics because we feel like we have to follow them to the T or we will fail. Sorry, that was a massive word vomit with barely any grammar and I can see your inner English teacher senses cringing, but I need to get back to homework. Besides, didn’t we also say that some of the best writing happens when we’re not focused on stuff like that?

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