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Perhaps you recently received your teacher’s certification. You are now certified to teach high school English. Even though it is only June, summer is in full swing, and people everywhere are enjoying activities such as swimming, surfing, and fishing, you are excited to begin teaching. You are already thinking about the creative writing assignments you might give your students.

One idea is to have your students write about what they want to be when they grow up. This assignment will help you to get to know your students. It will also be interesting for your students if they hang on to this paper after leaving your class, because they will see how their dreams change over time. In addition to the assignment about career goals, there are other topics that you might assign them.

You might instead ask them to write about the person whom they would most like to meet. It could be any person in any industry. You could ask them why they like this person, why they want to meet him, and what they might ask this person if they ever get the chance to meet him.

A third idea is to ask them to write about their favorite hobby. You could have them write about when they started their hobby, why they wanted to get into it, and what they like about it. This assignment will help you to learn about how they like to spend their spare time. Clearly, there are many ideas to choose from that will improve your students' creativity and encourage them to think. Do not ask them to write a suicide note for their creative writing assignment, however.

One reason why you should not give this particular assignment is because suicide is wrong. Though the topic of suicide comes up in the media from time to time, it is best to encourage life. Life is precious, and it is a gift. Therefore, you should encourage and support life by assigning other topics for your students to write on.

The other reason why you should not ask your students to write a suicide note is because you will be putting your job at risk. Parents will find out that you gave this assignment, they will be angry, and they may want you fired. You spent a great deal of money and time obtaining your teaching degree. Therefore, your job should be very important to you. Do not risk losing it over an inappropriate assignment.

Instead, protect your job by giving different assignments that are much better. That way, you can look forward to a long career and many, many wonderful students.


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