You’re here! I’m here. We're here. We. Are. Here.I'm so happy you are here for our Teachers Write Weekly Check-In! If you aren't officially signed up here, please go here.
If you’re new to me, hi! I’m Jen Vincent. I just finished my 19th year in education and I’m currently a middle school LA/SS teacher. This upcoming school year, I’ll teach 8th grade and will have one section of monolingual (all English) and one section of one-way dual language (Spanish and English). In 2011 I jumped into NaNoWriMo and have been writing novels and picture books and essays ever since. I've gained confidence in myself as a teacher of writers because I have experience writing all sorts of stuff myself. Living the life of a writer was a complete game changer for my writing instruction. And that's why I'm here! To spread my love of writing because I want YOU to be a confident writing teacher too. In doing so we can bring joy to writing and impact student writers. Yay!
Here's what my notebook entry looked like for this exercise:
While this school year was exhausting and challenging for me, I did it. We did it. We are here now looking back and I am using writing to process and heal while also to have some fun. Being in community with you and other teacher writers is helpful to me. I love knowing I’m not alone and I love learning from others. You give me comfort. You inspire me. You energize me.
Here’s how the weekly check-in goes. I share a bit of my writing life and I invite you to reflect on your writing life this week and share the ups and downs in the comments. It’s been pretty much the same since 2012 when we first started and if you’re at all interested in the resources I’ve shared over the years, this link will take you to all my previous Teachers Write posts, starting with the most recent first.