I’m not a writer. If you’ve read this blog for any period of time, you can certainly attest to that. However, one of the reasons that I do continue to write is Teacher’s Write Virtual Writing Camp. This was started last year by Kate Messner (@katemessner) and a great number of teachers took part in it.
Basically, it’s a time to write with your virtual class and various guest authors. Each day, there’s a topic of some sort and you are encouraged to respond back in written word. Those who are so moved use this time to continue writing on various longer pieces, and those like me who struggle with writing simply have a chance to get words on the screen.
I’ll be quite honest, I wrote strong for about a week last year, then faded as life got in the way. However, I’d check back in and always found myself in awe of those educators who’s writing inspired me to continue writing here. The time, the practice of the craft, the expression and passion they put into their words helped me when I was stuck with my own lack of words.
This year’s edition of Teacher’s Write starts today, so if you want to find out more, you can go here. There’s a sign up site that you can sign up at here, and finally, the first post of the this session can be found here.
While I may again fade in my writing, I’ll work to stick at it further along this year. If I expect my students to be writing on pretty much a daily basis, why shouldn’t I expect this of myself? Beside, maybe, just maybe, I’ll consider myself a writing someday too!