- Brian Aldiss
Which would you prefer?
I would choose wonder. In a heartbeat.
Don't get me wrong, I want to make people think. As a teacher, I try really hard (and even succeed sometimes!) to get kids to think. I'm not a teacher who uses worksheets or text books. I pose puzzles and questions and problems and ask the kids to solve them. Using any strategies they prefer. Showcasing their own learning styles and intelligences. Working in groups, brainstorming, taking risks in order to stretch their brains. Thinking is good!
I totally agree with the Albert Einstein quote I mentioned in the last post - Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For me, it's wonder that brings success, wonder that leads to discussions, questions and possibilities. Wonder not only breeds fantasy and scifi, but all the other genres as well.
Most of you know I've worked with many kids who live & somehow do more than survive in very difficult situations. Wonder is a survival tool for them. It lets them thrive against the odds.
On the other hand, we need words and books to make us think... *sigh*
So, which kind of writer are you? Will your story make me think or wonder?
I've been negligent with my blog awards again! Jackee over at Winded Words awarded me the Sunshine Award! Thanks Jackee - a little bit of sunshine is just what I need. :)
Yvonne Osborne at The Organic Writer and Julie Dao at Silver Lining both awarded me the Prolific Blogger Award. Thanks ladies!