Happy Monday! I finally got the email I had been waiting on. My application was accepted for the National Writing Project this summer!!!! YIPPEE!!
I will be traveling to Jacksonville State University the entire month of June, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm to read and research about writing and to write!
It’s a summer institute-I think in every state-where teachers from all grade levels and content areas gather together to receive training on learning how to better teach writing.
I had been hesitant about applying in the beginning because of the following reasons:
1. What if I learn all these great things but I’m not good enough to implement them in my own classroom?
2. What if WHAT I learn doesn’t apply to my students?
3. What if I fail miserably?
4. What if I give up a whole month of my summer, and it’s not worth it?
5. What if
6. What if
But I took the plunge and sent my application in. And let me tell you-after I sent that baby off I couldn’t think of anything else!!! 🙂 I became almost obsessed with it. I WANTED it so badly.
The email came today. My life has begun. 🙂
I can’t wait to learn some great strategies for teaching, assessing, and grading writing. I will be posting what I learn so tune in during June to learn more about W.R.I.T.I.N.G.
You can follow the National Writing Project on twitter at @writingproject or hashtag #NWP.
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