When was the last time you really connected with one of your colleagues? No, I am not referring to that side chat during last week’s Zoom meeting, nor am I referring to that thing you hollered across the hall to one of your work buddies. I mean, when was the last time you found time and space amidst a busy semester to talk with a fellow Gaucho about what gets you fired up about your work here at GCC? 

I frequently hear people at GCC express the desire to “get out of their silos” and connect with faculty and staff members who work in other departments, but it is rare that we actually have the time to do it. 

If, like me, you have the desire to step out of that dusty old silo and connect meaningfully with your fellow Gauchos, the CTLE and I invite you to sign up for the seventh year of the Write 6×6 challenge!  We challenge you to create six pieces of writing, one each week for six weeks beginning on Wednesday, March 1. Each week, we will offer you a prompt focusing on teaching, learning, and/or student success. You can take on that prompt in your post, or you may choose to write about whatever is on your mind, as long as it relates to teaching, learning, or student success.

The best part about the Write 6×6 challenge is that everyone’s writing is shared on the CTLE’s Write 6×6 blog. We may not be sitting next to one another in the colorful, campus Adirondack chairs swapping ideas, but we can still share what inspires us about the work we do here at GCC through the written word.

I see that you’re still reading, so you must be thinking it over. Allow me to sweeten the deal: Every week that you compose a post, I will deliver a little treat to your office door! Do you need even more incentive? Allow me to give you a sneak peek at week one’s gem of a prompt:

What song represents your career in education, your evolution as a teacher, or your approach to student success?

If you are ready to accept the challenge, sign up today. If you need a bit of time to think it over, just be sure to sign up before the start date of March 1, 2023. We look forward to connecting with you!

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