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Your Thoughts

Your Thoughts Contributor: Emma Lunbeck

To apply metaphor to an abstract concept; to have students critically analyze their own thought patterns. Optional Free Write Topic: Write about a dream you had recently.

Looking At Your Thoughts

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Step One: Have all your students close their eyes and put their heads down for one minute. Ask them to watch themselves think: How do you jump from thought to thought? What do you think about most? What do you keep returning to?


Step Two: Ask students to try to think about only one thing for thirty seconds. Is it easy or hard? Why?

Step Three: Ask them to think about nothing at all for thirty seconds. Discuss: Why is this so impossible?

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