What’s In My Gratitude Journal: NaPoWriMo

I’m participating in National Poetry Writing Month, NaPoWriMo, in celebration of National Poetry Month. Today’s poem was inspired by a prompt at Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s blog, The Poem Farm (plus a little help from William Stafford’s “What’s In My Journal“): I know many people who keep thankful journals.  Some call them gratitude journals.  These are books for…

Celebrate: Slice of Life Story Challenge

I’ve done it. I’ve finally done it. I just signed up to participate in the Slice of Life Storytelling Challenge at Two Writing Teachers. I’ve thought about participating for years. Last year, I even signed up to be a Welcome Wagon volunteer and commented daily on several new slicers’ posts for the whole month. I…

#Nerdlution Round 2 Check-in

Michelle at One Grateful Teacher is kindly hosting a weekly round-up of #Nerdlution check-in posts, so do visit her blog and check out this week’s check-ins. Writing for 10 minutes daily in my writer’s notebook: The first couple of days of writing again were hard. I had nothing to write about. I spent a lot…

Why Blog Daily? #EdBDaily

Monday evening, I happened upon a post by Shawn White detailing his intention to start a new blogging challenge: 365 days of blogging. Several other educators in his PLN were planning to join him. I have a novel to finish in the month of September, plus NaNoWriMo coming up in November, plus, you know, regular…