If you had the chance to write a letter that would be returned to you in 10, 20 or 30 years, what would you write?
This teacher has his grade 9 students write letters to themselves, and then returns the 10-page assignment to them 20 years later so that they can be reminded of where they have come from, what they accomplished, and what they still have left for them out there!
I didn't do anything like this in school, but I think its such a great idea. Clearly, each student that received the letter felt such a strong impact from the words they wrote so many years before. While it's too late for me to do this at grade 9 now, I think I might try to write myself a letter now, and return to it in 10 years to see what effect I can have!
Who's with me?