We write for life.

One of the things I love about teaching writing to kids is that it is a skill they will use throughout their lives.

And even though it is something I love to do, I know that not all of them like it and many of them never will. But, I want them to know how important it is. And if they learn to love it, or even like it a little more, wonderful.

One day, they may write a poem, a thesis, a job application, a blog, a journal entry or a love letter. They will find their voice and they will write.

We write for life.

3 thoughts on “We write for life.

  1. Robert Hamera

    Writing definitely is a skill for life even though many students don’t see it at the time. I do think that our enthusiasm as teachers of writing does wear off on our students and most come away with an appreciation if not love for writing.

  2. Lehua Gerboc-Naulangi

    It is so true…we write for life! I can’t say I ever loved writing when I was younger, but I do love it now. I think much of it had to do with the fact of how it was taught to me when I was young…essay and story writing, but little else and definitely not a process of writing. Not at all how I teach it now! 🙂 And it definitely wasn’t taught as a “life” skill. This really is true. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Brian Rozinsky

    Yeah, grabbing hold of one’s slippery, elusive voice — even for just a little while — is a thrilling feeling. Observing readers latch onto that voice and get carried away… even better 🙂


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