The plan for my “slices” in March began with this image.
A piece of cake. 31 days of thanking teachers. And then I listed the days and started listing the teachers. I hit a snag. I wanted a descriptor for each that would fit into the “total picture” of a teacher. But what if not all of my daily candidates were teachers? Was “educator” broad enough to cover all possibilities? And then to include family members? Non-traditional teachers?
My plan revised about 151 times during the 31 days of March.
All my thanks!
Those that I thanked . . .
The reasons that I thanked them. I remember days of feeling like the shipwrecked sailor on a desert island, lonely and in search of like-minded folks. I found them in places that I worked, where I lived, and across the miles via technology with twitter, book studies and PD. All of these words fit for teachers. Not necessarily every word every day, but they all fit.
Month at a Glance
|Date||Descriptor Words or Phrases||Person Thanked||link|
|1||Voracious/Professional Development||Diane Ruyle||post|
|3||Kidwatching||Sharon Van Cleave||post|
|5||Independence||Grandma Ruth||post 5|
|9||Words Matter/Poetry||Margaret Simon||post|
|10||Being Kind||Kitty Donohoe||post|
|11||Action Research||Sally Donnelly||post|
|12||Courageous||Aunt Shirley Ruth||post|
|13||Reading and Responding to Blogs||Diane Dougherty||post|
|14||Cheerleader/Cheer Coaach||Johnny Downey||post|
|18||Meeting Needs||Clare Landrigan||post|
|19||Decision-making process||Dr. Towanda Harris||post|
|24||Joy and Balance||Sandy Brumbaun||post|
|25||Librarian||Julia E. Torres||post|
|28||Mentorship||Dr. Mary Howard||post|
|29||Sisters||Sherry and Pat||post|
How did you organize your writing slices this month? What were your common themes? Formats? Did you meet your goals?
See you next week or next year!
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum during the month of March.
Check out the writers and readers here.