Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Final Day

 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!! 

2 comments:

  1. YES! I love this! I agree with all your take-aways....especially the ones about Writer's Block and how to get over it. Congratulations on completing this challenge. It feels so good, doesn't it?!

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  2. These are great reflections! I have loved sharing my writing with my husband and children this month. I hope that one day I will get to the point that I will be brave enough to share it with my students.

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The Final Day

 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 rewardi...