Many of my friends are posting their Slice of Life this month, and I have been reading their posts and wondering if I could write my own post? I have had encouragement through twitter, and I know I am not ready to post everyday, but I have learned some important lessons already by reading the wide variety of the Slice of LIfe blogs. If I want to be a teacher of writing I need to work on my own writing. I have to admit I have never seen myself as a writer except on my blog and that has helped me grow as a writer. I love words, so writing I would think would be natural for me, but it isn’t.  All of these thoughts transfer to my classroom where I teach writing. I can relate when my students struggle with their ideas and feel like their writing is blocked. Because I have writer’s block often when I write my blog posts, and I am thankful for the chance to go back to my posts numerous times before posting.  As I reflect on even writing this slice, I realize that reading a wide variety of blogs about literacy and technology are my mentor texts. So I want to thank all of you who are currently writing your own Slice of Life. Your posts have touched me not only in my thinking about teaching, being a parent, a friend but also about how important it is to take the time to write.

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