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The Benefits of Taking Students Outside to Inspire Writing

A walk with my students every Friday morning

"During the past few years, I have developed the tradition of taking a walk with my students every Friday morning, as soon as students arrive in class. ... Over the years, however, I've adapted the activity to be more focused on the habit of mind that can best be described as attentiveness. ... I started to use the walks to focus attention on things that may not be familiar to them, even though they may have walked this same path for many years. (follow the link to read more...)"