I understand how difficult it is to sometimes bring words to the page.
I know how important it is to connect with an authentic audience.
I can show my students how to take their writing to the next level.
I can share my own writing struggles and celebrations with my students.
I can share the magical feeling that comes from finding just the right words to say what I wanted to say.
My students see me as someone who walks the walk.
I find writing tricks that I can pass on to my students.
I understand that the writing process is not a straight road, but rather route filled with zigzags, detours, closed roads, side trips, tourist sites and rest stops.
I can use my own writing as mentor texts.
I can have my students teach ME about ways to make my writing better. (Instant engagement!)
I have connected with some amazing educators who also write. This has made me not only a better teacher, but a better person.
Today, October 20th, is the National Day on Writing. I hope you'll take a moment to celebrate by writing with your students today.