Like I said earlier in my post yesterday, I wonder exactly how much writing I do in class, or rather how much writing I encourage my classes to do.

Right now I am sitting in my classroom teaching a lesson. They say, “hello!” They are writing freely, one lad at the front is going to write one more sentence about anything.

“As if Sir!” he thinks. But thing is, he is a star, and he is now writing anything. Well done!

I think that the ability to write to yourself, to speak to yourself, is something that shouldn’t be reserved to only the absolute cleverest in society – it is something that even I benefit from.

I hope this isn’t a pipe dream, and that I see how my writing culture develops.