If you are a reader of our blog, then chances are you already understand the importance of practicing writing yourself to become a stronger writing teacher. When you practice writing regularly, you:
- Develop empathy for the challenges your students face daily in your writing workshop.
- Practice strategies that you can then share with writers when they encounter the same challenges as you.
- Live differently: you walk through life noticing things you might have overlooked, everything becomes a possible story or poem idea.
- Become part of a larger community–of teachers who write…and writers who teach.
What’s on your summer writing bucket list? You don’t need to have a novel hiding in your desk drawer to call yourself a writer. All the small things add up. If you don’t have a list going already, here’s a little inspiration for Summer 2016:
What’s on your writing bucket list? Please share in the comments below!
Literacy Coach, Consultant, Author, Graduate Course Instructor, and Mom. Passionate about fostering a love of reading and writing in learners of all ages.