Why I Write

As soon as I read this prompt, I started searching through my notebook, because I thought I had already written about why I write. Apparently, I had not. However, what I did find was a piece I had written (prose) that answered the question, “What Is The Story Only You Can Tell?” I instantly realizedContinue reading “Why I Write”

Dear Writer,

A moment in time to be present and centered in a space made for delving into written expression. Finding the right words that glean a semblance of meaning. Hoping to convey inspiration joy kinship. Looking to write something meaningful and not frivolous. Often being open to simply getting words, any words, on the page. QuestingContinue reading “Dear Writer,”


TEACHING LITTLE WRITERS Teaching little writers to focus ON a SEED NO writing about everything ONE small moment IS all you NEED Teaching little writers who STARE AT the page They have SO few experiences AT this particular age Writing can be difficult; for many IT’S a STRAIN TO remember all the details Most ofContinue reading “TEACHING LITTLE WRITERS”

Practioner Inquiry and Reflection

Where did we come from? We came from a place of questioning. Our practice… Are we doing what’s best for kids? Our effort… Are we giving our all for every Scholar? Our impact… Are our methods making a difference? Our purpose… Are we living up to our WHY? ___________________________________ Where are we going? We areContinue reading “Practioner Inquiry and Reflection”

Two Dodoitsu Poems – a Japanese Poetic Form

i love the boys in my house they keep me on all my toes one will not keep his room clean one makes me play fetch ____________________________________________________________________ summer break is upon me time to rest and have some fun no alarms no schedules but PD courses https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/dodoitsu-poetic-forms

Ode To TeachWrite

Donnetta Norris July 2020 You welcome all the writerswho show up to the page.You inspire growth and confidencein writers at every stage. You keep us all united;a strong community.You challenge us to reach set goals;composing’s the priority. You carved out an open forumfor those who want to scribe.You publish what we have to sayand fillContinue reading “Ode To TeachWrite”

Writing Is

Writing is a gathering.A gathering of thoughts that breathe life;That live, that live on notebook pages and the pages of our hearts. Writing is the overflow.The overflow of everything that we are;That exists, that exists in our present, past and future. Writing is intentional.An intentional act of being present in the moment;That being, that beingContinue reading “Writing Is”

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Running to School

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Mar de Meditaciones

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julie rowan-zoch

reading writing illustrating children's books

Laura Roettiger Books

Author, Photographer, Editor

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Lessons from Hogwarts for the Nonmagic World

Rita DiCarne

Practicing What I Teach

All About Writing Intervention

Strategies and Ideas To Support Students Who Need Writing Interventions

Ms. Victor Reads

Reflections on my life as a teacher, reader, writer.

Elisa Waingort

A Teacher Musing Out Loud

Writing Is A Journey

Enjoy The Ride

A walk to talk

Hearty mentions

Sarosa Oyela

bringing life from the...


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