#WhyIWrite

This blog is a step of faith.

It’s an experiment, a dumping ground, one big question, a million different answers.

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On Saturday, October 20, NCTE encouraged teachers and students everywhere to share why we write. There were videos, lesson plans, all sorts of great resources shared. I reflected on the writing life of my students and shared many of my beliefs on writing.

What I soon realized was that I should have been using the hashtag #whyIshouldwrite.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the work of learning about literacy that I forget to foster my own craft. I’m going to do my very best to use this space as a place to curate, create, and contemplate all things literacy…and maybe a little bit of life also.

One of my students used to say often, “I never know what I think until I write about it.” My hope is that through writing, I will be able to truly extend my understanding of literacy, of voice, and of people.

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