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Because I Am a Teacher Who Writes

Because I am a teacher who writes....

I understand how difficult it is to sometimes bring words to the page.

I know how important it is to connect with an authentic audience.

I can show my students how to take their writing to the next level.

I know what it feels like to struggle and wrestle with words & ideas.

I can share the magical feeling that comes from finding just the right words to say what I wanted to say.

My students see me as someone who walks the walk.

I understand that the writing process is not a straight road, but rather route filled with zigzags, detours, closed roads, side trips, tourist sites and rest stops.

My writing can be my mentor texts.

It builds a writing community in our classroom.

I can't imagine learning to cook from someone who had never stepped foot in a kitchen. Why would I expect that I could teach writing without ever picking up the pen myself?

Because I am a teacher who writes, I am a better writing teacher.

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