I realized how much writing I do - I think I write almost every 5 minutes. Not necessarily anything long or creative but I am writing email or taking notes all the time.
This workshop also took me back to when I was teaching - it has been 10 years since I taught - before standards and NCLB. I never taught under NCLB. That seems amazing to me. And lucky!!!
I used to do writing everyday with my students - we had author's chair every day at the end of school. It was very important to the kdis and the families - lots of parents would come for author's chair.
We also had an evening event where they read their final pieces to their parent s- it was very cool
I don't think of myself as a writer but I think I might be. I love to edit with others. I learned this as principal and especially at ISBE. I would write something and others would edit it. We worked together to come up with a better piece of work. I have friends who are writers - and are excellent with their pieces from the beginning.
Writing. It is an interesting part of living.