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In which the lead educators continue to share their insights into the writing tools they themselves prefer.

In the video above, Helen and Michael continue to share their thoughts on the tools of writing.

In the comments, discuss Helen and Michael’s thoughts on writing and the tools of writing. Did anything they said surprise you? Do you agree or disagree strongly with anything they said? You might want to consider the following:

  1. Michael talks about how the tools he uses to write with have changed over time. Consider your own life, from when you were a child to now: how have things changed for you? What did you use when you first learned to write? What do you like to use now?
  2. Helen compares the process of writing to rock climbing. Are there other activities that you might compare the process of writing a poem to?
  3. ‘Don’t get too hung up on the tools of writing’—what do Michael and Helen mean by this?
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