If you are a teacher who writes, I'm pretty sure you know its benefits when it comes to your teaching of writers.
Teachers who write....
...Know the messiness of the writing process from the inside out.
...Are better at conferring and talking one-on-one with their student writers.
...Understand that writing is hard work, but so, so worth it.
...See the value in writing and the depth and clarification it adds to our thinking.
...Have a stronger connection with their students as they can empathize with the writer's journey.
Becoming a writing teacher who writes has truly changed my instruction....and my life. I have come to enjoy teaching writing (enough so that it is the focus of this new business, Teach Write LLC) and have met so many amazing teacher-writers from around the world that have brought so much friendship to my life.
It is with all of this in mind that three of these such friends and I have decided to start a new Twitter chat dedicated to teachers who write and to help others see the benefit of this rewarding habit.