Tonight I’m giving a presentation entitled: Inspiring Writers. I chose this title a month ago because I knew it was general enough to cover anything I may want to discuss. For the past few weeks I’ve been struggling with this presentation. Simply, what do I want to tell these teachers? How, in an hour, can I impact their writing instruction for the better? How does one inspire writers? These questions have been haunting me for weeks.
And then the main idea of my presentation finally hit me: In order to inspire writers, teachers must be writers themselves. That is the catch. In the classrooms where students are engaged, active, happy writers, they are being guided by an engaged, active, happy writer.
Check back later, I plan to have the presentation posted here.
Until then, happy teaching; happy writing.
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