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In Search of a New Co-Author

As you may have heard by now, Ruth has decided it was time for her to step away from blogging at Two Writing Teachers.  Over the past six years, she has conveyed her passion for working with young writers on this blog.  Like you, I will miss reading her perspectives on the teaching of writing in this forum.

I will continue to blog at Two Writing Teachers and lead the Slice of Life Story Challenge here every Tuesday and all month long in March.  However, I want someone to join me in co-authoring this blog.

I am looking for a co-author who loves to write and to teach.  I want to work with someone who is willing to share their ideas, as well as their reflections about teaching writers in this forum.  I am eager to find someone who will stay true to the original mission of this blog, but also has ideas to improve Two Writing Teachers so it can continue to be a resource and a writing community for educators.

Are you interested in joining me on the next part of this blogging journey?  If you are, I hope you’ll fill out this brief questionnaire and let me know why you’re interested.  Also, please let me know if you have any questions.

I sincerely thank you for your interest.

UPDATED on 9/17/13: Thank you for the wonderful responses below and for personal e-mails.  I am no longer accepting responses for the co-author form. I’m humbled by the tremendous response I received from folks from all parts of the education community. I have been working my way through them and hope to have a decision made by early October. Thank you!

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Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

10 thoughts on “In Search of a New Co-Author Leave a comment

  1. Wow, It’s the end of an era! Best of luck to you, Ruth. You will be missed. Stacey, good luck in your search. This is the first professional blog I found. I’ve been reading you for years and I’ve learned so much from both of you. Looking forward to seeing new and exciting adventures for both of you!

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  2. Best wishes for continued success with the site here. I know Ruth will be missed. Thank you Stacey for being willing to continue to grow our learning as writers and slicers in this community.

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  3. You and Ruth have created such a wonderful community here. It is only because of the knowledge and encouragement from this blog and your two voices, that I had the thought that I could write too. I know you will find just the right voice to bring into this rich conversation of writing.

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  4. Best of luck, Stacey. This is exactly the kind of opportunity I would *love* to go for but I know that I don’t have the time to commit to it. I know you’ll find someone who will compliment you excellently. I look forward to it. Sad to see the change but that’s how life works. I’ve learned so much here and know that will continue!

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  5. Best wishes, Stacey in finding a new collaborator to help continue to share about teaching and learning. It’s hard to say goodbye to Ruth here, and see someone else try to fill her shoes, very large ones as we all know. Yet life does move on to different places & still is good, just different. Thank you for all you’ve done to share and support on TWT!

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  6. One of the things I enjoy most about this blog is the authentic voices and how well you two compliment each other. Change is good, but change is also hard. Good luck in finding the right voice to fill the void Ruth will leave behind.

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  7. Ruth is leaving behind some enormous {red} shoes to fill. I suppose you know this and that is why you are jumping on it right away. I imagine it is a painful and exciting transition for you both. May you find someone new to work with who fits just right, though right now I have my doubts anything could be done to improve the TWT blog without Ruth’s voice behind it. Thank you both for the incredible impact you’ve had on my life thanks to what you started together here.

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