The saying "what goes around comes around" holds especially true for this blog today. Here's why: about four years ago, as I was searching the web for writing workshop ideas and strategies, I came upon a goldmine - Two Writing Teachers. The two teachers in question are Stacey Shubitz and Ruth Ayers, educators extraordinaire. Their blog became my go-to place for know how, support and advice. Feeling that I had as yet no particular wisdom to impart, I lurked - i.e. I read, took notes, and didn't have the courage to leave a comment.
Every Tuesday, however, Stacey and Ruth host the Slice of Life writing community. As a writing teacher, I saw an opportunity to write in just the way I expect my students to write. So, I "went public" with my writing - I started my blog, and began slicing faithfully, every Tuesday ... even in March, when the challenge is to write every day. Many of my fellow slicers have become friends over the years, and I even had the chance to meet Stacey in August at TC's Reading Institute!
When Stacey asked me to write a guest post for TWT about "slicing" in the classroom, I was honored. And so we come full circle today: my guest post about slice of life writing shows up on the site where it all began...what goes around, comes around indeed!