On January 25th, I began the process of teaching 8th graders how to write a “This I Believe” essay in 350-500 words. It seemed like a simple task until I realized the magnitude of what I was asking them to discover about themselves, in addition to being able to share that information with me. Although I can’t share the essays with you, I have created a video with true belief statements extracted from the original pieces. I hope this will inspire you to ask yourself what you believe in…go ahead…ask your students, too!
These are the original slides that we created the video from: