I want to teach my students how to listen to their true selves.
I want to help my students understand that writing is a process, that revision isn’t “fixing,” that there was nothing broken or wrong in the first place.
I want schools to be radically different.
I want my classroom to have big wooden conference tables and serious chairs for our discussions. I want comfy chairs, a couch maybe, for reading — and computers for writing.
I want people to talk with each other in person instead of over an intercom in that awful non-human announcement voice.
I want decisions to be made based on the people involved, not bureaucratic rules.
I want fewer hoops to jump through, more joy. It isn’t’ that I’m not interested in serious work–I am — I ask my students to engage in serious work all the time, but true work of the mind is joyful.