Tag Archives: Writing

[Mentor Text Monday] Snapchat

All the cool kids love Snapchat. But what does this have to do with mentor texts and writing? Well, some of the coolest features on Snapchat are the daily filters. Each day there are a new set of filters you can use on … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Question

As I wrote about earlier this week, we are now in the middle of Question Week.  One of the resources for individuals to consider is this article by Warren Berger, about forgetting a new years resolution and writing a beautiful … Continue reading

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Find Your Big Magic

After reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, I was inspired to create more.  My preferred form of creativity is writing. Just as Gilbert advises, I write for me, because I love writing and writing loves me.  I … Continue reading

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My Favorite Posts of 2015

I wrote 57 posts in 2015. Here are some of my personal favorites from the past year. A Year of Mindfulness – It was nice to end the year with a reminder of how I focused on mindfulness throughout the year, … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. As the year continues to fly by, and I reflect on my mindfulness and gratitude, I have a lot for which to be thankful. My family, many of whom now live closer to … Continue reading

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The Writing Process for a Blog Writer

I’ve been doing a lot of reading of professional literature on the teaching of writing, the writing workshop, and the writing standards for students. As the idea of the writing process comes up over and over again, I took pause … Continue reading

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Why I Write

Today is a day of writing! NCTE,  The National Writing Project, and the New York Times Learning Network have partnered with Teaching Channel to share this campaign. Students and educators around the country are asked to reflect about why they … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Writing a Book

I’m dusting off my Mentor Text Monday concept for a new post this week! Back in March I finished writing, revising, and editing my dissertation. Throughout the writing process I was constantly looking at other dissertations as mentor texts. I had … Continue reading

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Writing as Stress Relief

How could I forget? Writing is one of my favorite forms of stress relief. I LOVE writing! Whether I share it or not, whether anyone reads it or not, writing soothes me. Yet over and over again, I find myself … Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Birthday!

Some days I don’t even think about this blog. Other days I have 55 blog post ideas running through my mind and I can’t reach pen and paper or phone and app quick enough to record them all! I started … Continue reading

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