Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Slice of Life #14

Today on my way home, I called my sister.  We both teach 2nd grade.  This is her 1st year back in the classroom after being a title reading teacher.  We spend many Saturday mornings talking about what we can do to improve our teaching and student learning.  Furthermore, I can thank her for my Twitter addiction.  While we were talking, she was shared about reading teacher blogs and how inferior she feels as a teacher because so many teachers are doing so many great things in their classrooms.  After I assured her she does some amazing things in her classroom, I told her how I can relate to how she feels by doing Slice of Life this year.  I feel so inferior as a writer when reading some of the amazing writing on different Slicer blogs.  I have realized that I am NOT a very good writer.  I'm noticing that I do some of the things that I try to curb my students from doing, like telling the entire story without focusing in on a small portion or that I'm really good at telling in my writing, but not showing through the words.  I also shared how doing the Slice has made me want to focus on my own writing in order to help me become a better teacher of writing.  I'm looking forward to keeping my own writer's notebook this year, collecting ideas, writing down possible words that could make my writing more interesting and simply just writing!


  1. I can totally relate to your reflection. I was afraid to even try this...but I know I am already writing better and am more comfortable with my "writerly self" .... it works for kids...and it works for us...the more you write the better you write...keep writing and I will keep on reading!

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words! This experience can only better me as a person, writer and teacher. I appreciate your support!