Monday, February 29, 2016

I'm in my write

Teachers need to write. What about? The lesson that flopped? The student that never hands in homework? That coordinator who usually has nothing to say?

Teachers are not authors. Who wants to their stories? The supervisor? The parent? The student?

Teachers don't have time for writing. When would they? On the commute? In a line waiting for food? In the still of the night?

 The recent educational chat called #whatisschool brooched the subject of teachers' writing - the whys, the hows, the whens, the whats and the whos.

Writing is probably of the more powerful tools for a teacher - it stimulates reflection about what goes on in the classroom and about life out of it as well, as we constantly think of letting the world into our walled gardens.
 It should also help us to look forward and not just look back.

 Writing varies in its forms and styles as much it varies in content and audience. But without the second, it becomes words thrown to the wind. John Helgeson's tweet about writing reminds us of these points.