Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Teacher Writing Built: Day 12



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The Teacher Writing Built
Because I write
I understand process takes time
I understand process is individual
I understand writing is the process

Because I write
I understand fingers flying across pages
I understand the love of pens and notebooks
I understand the necessity of a pocket in a notebook

Because I write
I understand the value of choice
I understand the job of craft
I understand the beauty of words

Because I write
I understand the need to read
I understand the need to have mentors
I understand the power of being a mentor

Because I write
I understand the importance of audience
I understand why kids stare at blank pages
I understand you can’t do your best every day

Because I write
I understand the beauty and agony of creating a message

Because I write
I am an active advocate for writers

What has being a teacher who writes built in you?
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7 comments:

Loralee said...

Your slice is perfection!
It captures it all so beautifully.

Lisa Keeler said...

Amen Deb! I wish all teachers of writers everywhere could read this.

Dana Murphy said...

This is perfect, Deb! Love the title!

I would also add because I write, I understand blank pages and bad writing days.

Michelle Haseltine said...

What a lovely poem! Being a teacher who writes has taught me how to have conversations with my writers!

Krista Schmidt said...

I love this...it is so important. I especially love your line "I understand you can’t do your best every day". We expect kids to be able to produce high quality on demand every time, yet if we are writers we know that id unreasonable!

Holly Mueller said...

This is a wonderful structure and such words of wisdom. Doing the hard work of writing sure does help us become better teachers, doesn't it?!

Carrie Gelson said...

Because I write I understand that being given a topic to write on can feel constricting. Love your thoughts here.