Teach Writing by Running Your Own Blog
Once you realize that writing your own teacher blog can also serve as a motivation tool for your students... well, it's like you're getting the best of both worlds. On the one hand, you're sharing your teaching journey with the world. Whether it's the challenges you're facing or the rewards you're enjoying, the fact remains the same: you're inspiring people across the globe.
At the same time, when your students see that you're truly passionate about writing yourself... they can't help but be impressed. This simple strategy can help inspire many of your younger writers, whether they have an interest in technology or journalism. Plus, when you're running your own teaching blog, you can be as flexible as you want. For example, you can bring your students into the mix as guest bloggers or have them interact in the comments. And of course, you can tell any part of your story that you need (or want) to.
Looking for a good resource to get started? Check out Edublogs. Not only do they provide a platform for your blogging, they also deliver some pretty cool writing prompts just for teachers. And we love that!