I found the initial Detox statement shockingly difficult. Perhaps, the challenge was in seeing myself directly in front of myself. I was not thinking about school or my students or anything remotely altruistic. Instead, I was watching myself primed in a self-conscious lack of control of my own presentation. Self presentation out of control is not an easy place to live.
I can imagine that some students would be very reluctant to present, while others would be thrilled. I could see all sorts of levels of honesty and honest self-reflection. And a boatload of proxies. I need to learn to live with proxy. This startling confrontation with a sense of one's identity in relation to others and the community could, I believe, lead to wonderful things. I believe it needs a sense of time and continuity, and this could be a wonderful thing. Detox seems, possibly, a wonderful extension of thinking about connecting to the outside world while remaining or achieving a sense of who one wants to be.
I also find I am imagining the scene in the room the first day we do this, and, prior to that, my struggle to get the equipment there. Oy vey. Maybe I'll beg for the computer lab.