"An unreflected life is not worth living." - Socrates
"Far from being rendered powerless by the requirement that we perserve in the face of uncertainty, those of us who teach are actually very well positioned to assist our studenys in acquiring the skills necessary for persisting in the ongoing project of navigating life in a bureaucracy, by virtue of our years of experience making our way through this frequently capricious and indifferent system for distributing social privilege. And what we can teah our students is how to work within and against discursive constraints simultaneously--thereby helping them to experience the mediated access to authenticity that social action allows." The student - teacher relationship should bring to the table a variety of perspectives, experiences, knowledge and insights. As educators, we need to be respectful and supportive to each and every individual. A teacher's methods and strategies of teahing should promote students' confidence in active exercises and techniques that require students to engage in discussions to better teach them to look at different points of view and to better critical think. I strongly believe creative writing is empowering and necessary for learning. It allows for peer critiquing, translating, generating poems, writing essays and reports. The classroom is an example of an audience that is a powerful tool for an individual when sharing their work with the class a whole. Students are enthusiastic to learn when they are successful. Interaction with texts allows individuals to internalize and extrapolete their own meaning based on their unique experiencesm characteristics and perceptions. "Process should be turned into a verb." (Romano) Learning occurs while producin encouragement and feedback through a process. The recipe to becoming a successful writer is reading and exposing individuals toa variety of texts, giving them the fredom to explore and extrapolate meaning. Remembering enables a writer to make connections to reading texts and respond with innovative ways. Writing is a way individuals can express themselves evoking emotion and allowing space to eplore the pleasure of inventin and manipulating by using descriptive diction to entertain readers. It i a continual process which requires pre-writing, writing, proofreading, revising, and editing. As educators, we should allow our students to create a voice that wants to be heard through a variety of ways such as multi-genres, poems, journal entries, essays, and music. Providing students with a variety of ways they may express themselves evokes emotion and promotes learning.