Having a writing habit has many benefits, including having an outlet for creativity, a process for clarifying thinking, and a tangible product of memories and thoughts.
It is not surprising to find that many teachers are writers too. They find the creative outlet both nourishing and energizing.
But the benefits extend way beyond the teacher-writer to their students too.
Here's how student-writers benefit when their teacher is a writer too:
1. When a teacher shares their writing vulnerabilities, fears, and struggles, students come to understand that struggle is a part of being a writer, not the result of doing something wrong.