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.
Join us the first Monday of every month for #TeachWrite, a new Twitter chat dedicated to growing teachers as writers (and how this can help us be better teachers OF writers.)
Believe that teaching writing is easier when teachers are writers themselves?
Believe that our own writing lives deserve to be nurtured?
Believe that all writers grow through dedicated writing time?
Believe that all writers need support and encouragement?
Believe that writing is a messy process and the best way to learn this is through our own practice?
Believe that when teachers write, they make writing a priority in their classrooms?
Our chat will support teachers not only in their quest to become better teachers of writers but to become better writers ourselves.
In addition, each chat will end with an invitation to write!
Please join us!
Our first chat is Monday, August 7th at 7:30 PM EST with the topic of “Writing for the JOY of It!”
Hope to see you on August 7th at 7:30PM EST! (And don't forget to sign up for the Remind: remind.com/join/teachwri)