A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Students chatter. Ask question. Suddenly silence.

by Barton87 on November 28, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

As a teacher, there are plenty of times where I ask my students to "discuss" about a topic and then hear them chat for the length of time I give them to do so. However, as soon as I ask them to share their answers the room falls deathly silent. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly that silence comes. Figured I would share this one for any other teachers who have experienced the same. Always working to help them try and break this wall and become more confident. Some things just take time I suppose. Baby steps!


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