#SOLSC22: 31 and Finale

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 idea.

My rules.

My plan revised about 151 times during the 31 days of March.

Gratitude

All my thanks!

Those that I thanked . . .

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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.

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Month at a Glance

DateDescriptor Words or PhrasesPerson Thankedlink
1Voracious/Professional DevelopmentDiane Ruylepost
2ExpertiseKathy Schuitemapost
3KidwatchingSharon Van Cleavepost
4CollaborationJoni Heltonpost
5IndependenceGrandma Ruthpost 5
6CreatingMompost
7StewardshipDadpost
8TipsAllison Jacksonpost
9Words Matter/PoetryMargaret Simonpost
10Being KindKitty Donohoepost
11Action ResearchSally Donnellypost
12CourageousAunt Shirley Ruthpost
13Reading and Responding to BlogsDiane Doughertypost
14Cheerleader/Cheer CoaachJohnny Downeypost
15CuratorJill Davidsonpost
16BraveSusan Vincentpost
17Fierce Brent Gilsonpost
18Meeting NeedsClare Landriganpost
19Decision-making processDr. Towanda Harrispost
20NurturerChristina Nosekpost
21ReaderJulieanne Harmatzpost
22WriterMelanie Meehanpost
23FacilitatorRyan Scalapost
24Joy and BalanceSandy Brumbaunpost
25LibrarianJulia E. Torrespost
26CoachingPaula Bourquepost
27TravelerErika Victorpost
28MentorshipDr. Mary Howardpost
29SistersSherry and Patpost
30Sustaining communitiespost

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!

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Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum during the month of March.

Check out the writers and readers here.

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8 responses

  1. Wow! Just Wow! You blogged all month, with brilliant posts. And today you zoom out and it reminds me of the quilts you’ve written about in the past. A quilt of Thanksgiving for influences, mentors, experts. This. Is. Wonderful.

    You are amazing.

    1. Thanks, Tim. What a wonderful world of supporters we live in! So much advice and assistance if we only look around!

  2. I feel so special to be included in your list. What a wonderful month of writing, support, and friendship!

    1. A safe and wonderful place to write, comment, and learn from each other.
      You, are always special!!!

  3. There are all kinds of teachers. Those with formal training that head a classroom. Those who are not formally trained but still teach us important life lessons. You did a wonderful job of thanking those who played an important part in your life and helped shape you into the person you are.

    1. YES! We can learn from so many teachers … especially our students! This was a fun month with a focus that worked for me!

  4. It truly is an honor to be on your list!!! I found out today my Teacher Research Porposal was accepted for NCTE2022 Anaheim!! WIll you attend? I hope so!! I want to see you in person again, my friend!!! Congrats on another great March!! I loved your focus this year!! (But, I guess I’m biased!!)

    1. Yes, we had a proposal accepted as well.
      Bias is ok!

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