When I started teaching, writing was the subject that excited me most. The interest quickly fizzled, however, when I was swamped with trying to manage the process smoothly.
Teaching writing has been a personal battle ever since.
We have parent-teacher conferences this week and in order to get everyone to publish a story, I cut out Author’s Circle from the process. What a difference it has made in my attitude!! I frequently look for excuses to skip writing time, but deleting this step has made it so much easier for me. I see value in Authors Circle (peer edit, conference, whatever you call it), but is it absolutely vital? Can I permanently bag it without damaging them?
(This post was actually written by Heidi but imported by Emily.)