Come see what all the buzz is about ~
Try a
Time to Write Workshop
session for FREE!

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The Time to Write Workshop is an online gathering of educators who are looking to grow our own writing habits so that we can help our students grow theirs.

 

We know that when we are writers ourselves, there is so much we can learn about teaching writing that we can't learn from a box or book.

Plus, when life gets crazy with teaching, the Time to Write Workshop is a time to do a little writing for yourself and to be a part of a community that supports, encourages, and understands you.


Are you a new(er) writer? Here's where you'll find support, inspiration & connection to help you grow into a stronger writer and teacher of writers. Each of us comes from a variety of writing experiences, backgrounds, and levels. There are no writing experts or comparisons here. We are all growing in our own ways. 


What do YOU need?  In the Time to Write Workshop, we do our best to help each teacher-writer meet their goals. Whether this is starting a writing habit, finding a critique partner, pushing themselves with a challenge, learning more about teaching writing, or possibly even publishing, we want to be a resource and cheerleader for you!



ALL are welcome. Come as you are & we will help you get to where you want to be. We welcome educators and friends of education from all grade levels and backgrounds, as well as all writing abilities. (We especially love to help newer writers find their passion for writing!) 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Our Participants:

 

"Prior to my participation in this workshop, I considered myself a teacher who dreamt of being a writer...someday.  I held this dream for most of my life, yet for various reasons, I denied myself permission to realize my dream.  My yearning to write, though, continued to grow, so I decided to do something about it. Since joining the weekly Time to Write! Workshop, I have gained confidence in myself as a writer. I AM a writer! It is no longer "I want to be a writer someday." I appreciate the encouragement I have received from everyone in the group."  -- Tracy Vogelgesang

 

"Participating in the Time to Write workshops has given me the opportunity to connect with other teacher-writers. The support and accountability that this group offers me encourages me to stick to my goals and, most importantly, to keep writing. I come for the community and I stay for the camaraderie and the focused time to write."  -- Elisa Waingort

 

"Time to Write has really transformed my writing and teaching life. Through consistent writing, I now have filled notebooks with poetry, plays, short stories, teaching tips, reading recommendations, and much more. The Teach Write community is supportive and will cheer me on or help me talk and work through challenges and frustrations. I love Tuesdays because I know I always have my writing group there for me no matter what."  -- Michelle Sheehan

 

"Time to Write has become the writing community I've been searching for for YEARS!" -- Kerry Chapman

 

"I joined Time to Write to keep writing front and center in my mind and to be a part of an incredible community of teacher-writers."  -- Karen J. McLean

 

 

Here are the Details:

 

We'd love to see you inside one of our Time to Write Workshops and invite you to try one of these sessions for FREE: 

  • Mondays from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm ET (9:30 - 11:00 am CT)

  • Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm ET (5:00 - 6:30 pm CT)

  • Saturdays from 9:30 - 11:00 am ET (8:30 - 10:00 am CT)

Simply register for your session here or click the button below. 

 


Questions? Read the FAQs below or email Jennifer at Jennifer@TeachWrite.org

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I expect when I visit? The Time to Write participants are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and they LOVE to welcome visitors and new writing friends! Each session follows a fairly predictable format:

  • Check-in: We spend about 10-15 minutes chatting and checking in on the goals that were set last week. (You will just watch during this time.)

  • Introductions & Intentions: We go around, quickly introduce ourselves, and share what each of us is working on during our writing time. (You should bring some writing to work on that will last you about 60 minutes. You will talk last in case you need to borrow someone's writing idea.) 

  • Writing Time: Silent writing time for about 60 minutes. Cameras on, microphones muted. Use this time to work on your writing. If you feel like you're getting distracted, just look up and see all of your writing friends working and that should get you back on track.

  • Celebrations: After an hour of writing, the workshop leader will call everyone back together to celebrate how their writing time went. Be prepared to share a short statement of what you worked on, how it went, etc. No celebration is too small.

  • Goal Setting: Each participant sets a writing goal for the next week. The workshop leader will go around and ask for participants to share their goals in the first session they attend each week. We'd love for you to set a goal too! 

  • Goodbyes: We may chat for a few more minutes, share any announcements, then say goodbye.

The entire Time to Write Workshop session takes about 75 - 90 minutes.

Can I give it a try if I am not a teacher? We welcome ALL friends of education in our Time to Write Workshops so YES!

I tried a session and I LOVE it! What now? You can sign up to become a Time to Write member by clicking here. We'd love to have you!

 

Will I have to share my writing? No. No one shares their writing during our regular Time to Write workshops. 

Want to try a Time to Write session for FREE?

 

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