Publicity as a Motivator
The Ball State Daily News ran a story today about National Novel Writing Month.
Seriously. Front page. Above the fold.
The neighboring headline read “Sex Study places BSU 31st.” And right above, there was a huge picture of Conan O’Brien. So: the editors could have led with a story about S-E-X, or a story about a HUGE CELEBRITY, but instead they went with a story about a bunch of students writing fiction.
Which is pretty awesome, I think.
It was a nice article (thanks Keshia Smith!) and it definitely got my students pumped today. They walked into class full of energy and quickly got to work. Making the front page of the student newspaper will do that to you.
This is what my classroom sounded like today. I think it’s a glorious sound.