How amazing these words are that slowly come to me.
How wonderfully on and on they go.
Will the words end, I ask
whenever I remember to.
Nope, my sister says, all of five years old now,
and promising me
—Jacqueline Woodson on learning to write, “The Beginning,” Brown Girl Dreaming
Writing is, in many ways, a celebration of life. Of our stories that we live out each day. Of discovering our ability to change the course of our stories even as we are living them.
Believing in the power of writing and the need to share our stories, today I celebrate the vibrant work of my friends and colleagues at Teach Write.
Teach Write is dedicated to teachers of writing and teachers as writers. Founded on the knowledge that teachers often struggle with writing instruction and with ways to grow as writers themselves, Teach Write provides a treasure trove of ideas, connections, support, and opportunities to contribute—everything from coaching to tips to daily writing opportunities.
Check out their website and resources: Teach Write.
Also check them out on Twitter: @TeachWriteEDU. Participate in their #TeachWrite chats on the first Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. EST.
As a teacher desiring to grow as a writer, consider joining the Teach Write Facebook Tribe.
It’s my honor and pleasure to have a small part in the great work that Teach Write is doing to encourage teachers, from discovering I AM a writer to going forth and instilling the same in children. My contributions as guest blogger:
March 9, 2018: What Community Is and Why It Matters
April 11, 2018: Thinking in Poetry
May 8, 2018: When I Stick With It
July 9, 2018: The Power of Feedback and Risk-Taking
October 10, 2018: Writing is My Elixir
November 9, 2018: A Taste of Memoir
Thank you, Teach Write, for the invitation to write . . . for that is sometimes all that a person might be waiting for.
To write that first word, to take that first step, on the journey toward infinity.