Great leaders model what they expect from those they lead. I believe that teachers of writing should be writers. Although I am no longer a teacher of writers (not K-12 students, anyway), I am a teacher of teachers of writers.
As I worked with teachers today, we spent much time in reflection and discussion over the NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing, we discussed the idea that teachers of writing must be writers. This is a really nice idea, but how do teachers have time?
I don’t really have an answer for that – but I know that if I want my teachers to write, I need to write. So here I am….