If students leave the writing workshop feeling famous, then I have done my job right. Sharing your writing, being enlarged by others’ writing is what makes you feel famous.
Source: Gretchen Bernabei, 2010 Summer Writing Academy, San Antonio ISD, San Antonio, Texas
As a writing teacher, what’s your goal?
Do you want your students to appreciate literature?
Respect others who are different from themselves?
Learn to work collaboratively?
Are you seeking to boost students’ confidence?
Help them develop grit?
Prepare them to participate in the democratic process?
Equip them with knowledge of the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, and usage?
Enable them to be leaders?
My goal as a writing teacher is modest.
I simply want every one of my students to write competently by the end of the course.