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To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.
Amy Conley's timely and insightful article reminds me of the passion and dedication I've seen working online with writing teachers for over a decade.
Writing teachers understand the soul.
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Blogger Rebecca Alber shares how writing and reading with your students can make a difference.
To help our students become writers, we need to write side by side with them.
Summary: In this 1985 piece, Tim Gillespie argues that teachers need to write so that their teaching of writing can be "based on knowledge we have earned ourselves. . . . We don't need to give up our curriculum to experts. We can just watch ourselves write."
The time you spend writing with your student can feed your soul as a writing teacher, while it clearly demonstrates to your students how imporant writing really is. If the teacher takes time to do it, students know it's important!