It’s Tuesday! Welcome to Slice of Life!

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Write. Share. Give. Please be sure to read at least 3 other posts and leave comments. Comments help us build our writing community! The eleventh annual Slice of Life Challenge starts up on… Continue reading

Overview of the 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Calling all educators! Whether you’re thinking about joining our writing community or coming back for your eleventh March writing challenge, please take a few minutes to read this post.

Tools of the Trade — A Guest Blog Post by Vicki Meigs-Kahlenberg

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We can’t control what happen next in our news feeds or in the lives of our students. By making intentional time in our curriculum for writing, sharing and publishing, we can equip our students with the most powerful tools we have available to develop and strengthen their voices within our classrooms, and create a confidence within to speak their truths out in the world.

TWTBlog’s Top Ten Educator Organizations to Follow On Twitter in 2018

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If you aren’t on Twitter already, maybe this list will be the push you needed to give it a try. We’ve rounded up our ten favorite organizations to follow on Twitter.

Comforting Picture Books + Giveaways

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These books serve to comfort children during what is a serious and uncertain time. After reading this post, leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of all five books.

Slice of Life Tuesday #SOL18

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Welcome to Tuesday’s Slice of Life, #SOL18!

Let your voices be heard, share your stories and be heard by all. ATTENTION SLICERS WHO USE BLOGGER, please scroll to the bottom for more support!

Thinking About Audience

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Last month, Rebekah O’Dell tweeted out a link to a piece written by NY Times Columnist, Nicholas Kristof. I read through Kristof’s “My Worst Columns” piece and was shocked his annual holiday gift guide was… Continue reading

In the Name of Accountability

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When is the last time you asked yourself, “What do I believe?” Have you asked your students what they believe? Our level of success is often a reflection of what we believe in ourselves. Having the power to make moves in our learning is less about being held accountable and more about revising our beliefs as we learn.

Seeking Prize Donations

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The 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge is right around the corner! Currently, we are seeking readers of our blog who are willing to donate a prize for the participants of the SOLSC. notebooks, pens, or any other writing-related gifts that SOLSC participants would appreciate.  

Rolling Out the Welcome Wagon!

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Will you be willing to roll out the Welcome Wagon for our new Slicers this March?

Slice of Life Tuesday #SOL18

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It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give! If you have a BLOGGER blog, please read the announcement today regarding an important technical issue with commenting.

Literary Essays: Setting the Stage

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As part my MFA program, I’ve had to write eight page papers on a paragraph or two of text. That’s a lot of words about not too many words. I’ve also watched my… Continue reading

Betsy’s OLW for 2018

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Our OLW posts conclude today and comments on the giveaway close this evening at 11:59 EST. We hope you have enjoyed our One Little Word posts to open the year of 2018. We humbly enter another year as a group of co-authors who thoroughly enjoy being a part of your lives as teachers, writers, and dreamers. 

Lanny’s OLW for 2018

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In watching Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s video, posted by Kathleen this week, I became inspired by the notion that we all ought to try to make the most of our time here on earth…

Deb’s One Little Word for 2018

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“Each scene has its own music, and the music is created for the scene. Woven into it in ways we do not understand no matter how we may love the melody of a bygone day or imagine the song of a future one; we must dance to the music of today.  If not we will be stumbling around in something that doesn’t fit the moment.”

Beth’s OLW for 2018

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I was often the shortest person in my class. I also cried a lot. Like… a lot. I also seemed to always have a terrible ear-ache, or a bad cough, and headaches… you name it. I was exceptionally clumsy. And forgetful. Basically, I was a weakling.

Kathleen’s OLW for 2018

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In 2018, I want to grow. I want to learn. I want to DO more and DO better. My One Little Word (OLW) for 2018 is DO.

Stacey’s OLW for 2018

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[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. — Mark Twain

Slice of Life Tuesday #SOL18

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Happy New Year! Today we roll out our new hashtag for this year: #SOL18. We are so glad you are here today to share your post, then read and comment on other posts too!

Melanie’s OLW for 2018

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Two Writing Teachers! Have you chosen your One Little Word (OLW) for 2018 yet? Many of us in the Two Writing Teachers community and beyond have… Continue reading