edu180atl: sabrina manns 11.30.11
What I learned today is that I am seriously out of practice as a writer. Do you know long it has taken me to put pen to paper (yes—a real pen to real paper)? Let’s just say enough time that one would expect brilliance to follow. It doesn’t.
With this realization that my writing skills are seriously lacking, I am reminded of the importance of truly practicing what I tell my students to do. If I tell my students I want them to be like professional writers, writing every day about the big and little things that happen in their lives, then I need to be writing every day. If I tell my students being a good scientist requires being observant of the world around them, then I need to heighten my awareness of what’s going on around me.
Going through this blog writing experience gave me an understanding of the learning processes my own students work through and struggle with. I have new insight (and a lot more empathy) that I believe will help me become a better educator.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some writing to do.
About the author: Sabrina Manns is an elementary teacher whose passion is working with struggling readers. She loves working for the City Schools of Decatur, and her new job as Mama.