Welcome to the Do the Write Thing Challenge for 2021!
October 20, 2020
CHALLENGE SITE | Houston
This promises to be a school year that is all about adjustments and accepting new challenges.
Students are going through what is often a traumatic and uncertain period. Do the Write Thing has always been a program that was designed to help students guide their way through a time when they are going through a lot of changes in their lives.
It is not just a program that talks about violence in its many forms; it is one that encourages kids to think about themselves, their actions and how those actions affect others.
With all the recent changes to their schools and way of learning, they are forced to deal with a lack of structure; missing the interaction between themselves, their friends and teachers.
This can lead to frustration and the urge to act out those frustrations in a negative manner.
Do the Write Thing is designed for students to examine their feelings about their world and express themselves in a way that encourages both creativity and freedom of expression. Do the Write Thing essays are evaluated by content alone.
Every month, we will be sending out a newsletter with three new articles and scenarios that can help educators add to the Do the Write Thing discussion.
It will also have the most up-to-date information regarding submissions dates and status of the program.
We also encourage you to visit our Houston-Harris County page for the background of our program along with the Teachers’ Packet, Lesson Plan and all forms. Our Facebook page will also post any up to the minute changes.