There are days when my students take out their writing binders and say,"I have no ideas."
They stare at their paper, or sometimes at their friend across the room.
"What are you doing?" I ask.
"Thinking." they say.
And for the entire writing block, they "think."
Maybe the next day will be a writing day, but today? Today they need a thinking day.
Today will be my thinking day.
Perhaps I should be more understanding of my students' need for a thinking day.