Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Writing Groups for Teachers--Thank you Betsy and Dana!

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Somewhere above my head is the surface of the water, but I have to say that the trees are still pretty blurry when I look up. I'm not complaining, more just explaining, the fact that I have not posted much in May--I've missed the last two "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?'s" (I'm pretty sure that no one would be interested in the reading that I've been doing) and I haven't made it to SOLSC as much as I usually do. Enough!

I was so excited when I saw the tweet in Betsy's post on Sunday.

The idea of an on-line writing club grew so organically that night of the twitterchat, just out of the passion and commitment that we all have for writing--not just for the teaching of writing, but also for the writing of writing. 

My original tweet was about the teachers' writing club that we started, and the chat was just before our first meeting. Five of us are really excited to keep this going and we have already picked out dates for meeting throughout the summer. If anyone is interested, let me know, and I'll happily share our experiences. That being said, I'm excited to fill out Betsy's google form questionnaire and have an on-line writing community, as well. Thank you to Betsy and Dana for pushing this concept along!

Summer--here I come!


  1. I hope you break through the surface soon! Lovely as the trees look, I imagine you're getting tired of gasping through gills. Happy summer!

  2. Love the metaphor here, Melanie! I'm in the same boat, but without the business of 4 daughters. Looking forward to a summer of writing and learning! (And a trip to the mall?)

  3. Melanie, I'd love to hear more about your writing group and how it is going! Do you have a protocol that you follow or does everyone just share? I'm excited about this online writing group!

    PS - love your line about "not just the teaching of writing, but also the writing of writing"!

    1. We actually set up a lot of protocols at the first meeting. I had been in another group where we didn't and I'm pretty happy that we all have agreements up front about how the group will operate. I'd be happy to share some of what we used. There are great resources that we found on line to help our discussion.