On Monday, I had the opportunity to attend a session on how to Inspire Reluctant Writers. I found that the session was very eye opening for me. When I walked into the room, it was flooded with text, and there was a white board with a Would you Rather question on it. The question was would you rather read or write. I automatically went to read – which don’t get me wrong, I love to read, but I used to love to write. I feel that I have lost that passion for writing and I want to get it back. I hope that these sessions will continue to inspire me to write, but also to push my class to write more. I want to inspire my reluctant writers to be engaged during writing.
One of the many things that really stuck with me was the “You should write about that”. I love that idea, especially when we are thinking about writing territories – what do we know about, what can we write about. I feel like this is a great jumping off point for students when they are stuck and that blank page is staring them in the face. From these sessions I want to make a commitment to myself and my class to write more, and look for more opportunities to engage my reluctant writers.