With many of us gearing up for the new school year, you might think that I am about to offer you my own advice on how to Sink in Slowly. However, I am kind of a jump-in-the-deep-end-of-the-ocean-and-hope-there-aren’t-any-sharks kind of person. When I ran across this post by Maria Popova on Brain Pickings, though, I liked the idea of advice from students for students.
Advice to Sink in Slowly is a website dedicated to the following: “We help graduates to pass on advice and inspiration to where it can make a difference.” It’s hosted in the UK, and offers posters designed by graduates in Graphic Design. The posters are sold as a fundraiser, but the site recently offered some for free to all first-year students in the UK. However, it appears their stock has been depleted. You can access the catalogue here, but the posters that can be currently purchased are here.
Many of these would be great to display in a classroom – or even to show to new teachers. It would also be fun to show a few to your students (but don’t set them loose on the site, as some of the images might be considered questionable for young students), and to see if they can design their own, kind of a twist on the “write a letter to next year’s students” activity.