It is hard to believe that I have spent the entire month blogging. This is my second year working on this challenge - and it was as rewarding the second go-round as the first. It can be challenging - no doubt - finding the time to do anything extra during a pandemic was at times too much. But I found the time every day, even if it was later than normal - I made the time.
I learned a lot along the way. Here are a few takeaways this year:
Writing daily makes me a better writing teacher.
All people like to feel validated - that someone "gets" their writing
People like to read what you have written -especially students
Blogs provide an excellent mentor text for students
Blogs can be used in conferences with students
Kids will want to mimic what you have written
Kids will want to blog too
Taking a few minutes to dedicate to something that you enjoy is worth it
Sometimes writing is hard
Writer's block is no joke
Putting fingers to the keyboard and letting them just write is the best way to handle the block
I will be back next year... and hopefully every Tuesday!
Thanks for reading!!