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Silence – What Does It Say?

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Silence – what does it say?

It is widely misunderstood phenomenon-- physically inexistent, yet potentially omnipresent.

A pause, a break, a breath, the space between –

The seemingly meaningless void contains to power to communicate beyond the verbal, the audible. I intend to investigate silence in its ability to stifle and/or free, and why the space held by silence can range from comfort to discomfort-- within and without the classroom. Does this space provide room for growth? what value does it hold? what sort of environment has is created in the past, as well as in the present?

I'm uncertain about taking on this topic.