Spent some time tonight reading and joining new blogs. I am amazed at how many talented writers there are out there in the blogosphere. Wow...we should all be able to make a living writing. Wouldn't that be grand? When I present to teacher-groups about writing, I often ask, "How many of you feel like expert writers?" Typically very few hands go up. When I ask how many feel like expert readers, all hands go up. I understand we tend to read a lot more than we write, but, come on everybody, what if too many of us are selling ourselves short? There are tons of expert, spirited, valuable teacher-voices out there to enjoy. Read some new blogs and maybe you'll be inspired to start your own. You simply sit down and compose, without judgment...you just write. See what comes out. You may surprise yourself (I love it when that happens)! Remember, with writing, as with other things in life, sometimes you're hot and sometimes you're not...but you'll never know unless you just give it a go.
Here's to you being hot! Happy writing! -j
(Max fell asleep early tonight. He is the cutest, sweetest, greatest... I Love Being a Mom!)
I'm a full-time K-6 literacy coach in a Title I school. I've taught for 28 years in different parts of the country. I love learning every day alongside teachers and students. My passion for literacy teaching has led me to write a number of books for teachers on literacy practice, including the picture book series: STELLA WRITES. When I'm not teaching or writing, I love to present, consult and collaborate with other passionate educators across the nation. I'm also 'MOM' to one overly energetic young boy!