the desire to communicate/write
COMPASSIONATE TEACHING INSTEAD OF CAREERISM IN COMPOSITION

WE OUGHT TO LET STUDENTS WRITE ABOUT WHAT THEY LOVE AND NEED TO WRITE ABOUT

Even though they are young and learning still, students have passions and needs to express themselves -- passions that oftentimes God has placed on their hearts.  We ought to let students write about those passions and what they need to write about from their hearts, even as we can still introduce them to social justice and world issues that may be new passions for them.  We can teach and learn from students at the same time and allow them to be who God made them to be instead of thinking that we need to change them.  Oftentimes, when we think we need to change our students, instead our students are the ones who end up changing us with their fresh and passionate views on the world.  

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