Monday, July 16, 2012
What I learned from our discussion of Because Writing Matters
I learned a few things from our discussion of Because Writing Matters. First of all, teach who you are. Second, writing to learn is essential, not that hard to implement and really important. Showing is much better than telling. I can show another teacher easily, but they don’t really “get it” if I “tell” them. I’m inspired to write my curriculum guide, but I will show through teaching and strategies the HOW to implement writing to learn. It’s really important to get other teachers on board. Also, don’t just close my door. Keep it open and start shouting from the rooftops to everyone, in a fun way of course! Writing to learn is just or more important that learning to write. The two go hand and hand, and gone are the days of writing as a product. It’s a process, and when teachers can embrace that process, education will be a much different magical place.