Why I Write

Words allow my unspoken and uncertain thoughts to come to life without having to use my quiet voice, and gives me time to think before I speak.

Today is The National Day on Writing- a great day to celebrate our favorite writers, and to thank a teacher (in person or in spirit) who encouraged, inspired, or taught you about writing.

Thank you, Mr. Carey.  It is because of your kind humor, your compassion, and your understanding of ‘quiet Jenny’ that inspired me to become an English teacher, and has given me the courage to share my voice with the world.  I miss you your presence, but your spirit lives on in me every day.

For more on why writers write, please visit http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting/testimonials.

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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  1. teachers can change history, change lives. On my blog today I wrote about the best teachers of writing are teachers who write. I highlighted Donald Graves, writer of many books on teaching and writing.

  2. Hi Chick~ Sylvia Plath…what an icon. Glad we have something in common!
    Michael Ann~ thank you! You are so sweet to bestow a blogger award on mamawolfe!
    Hi Susan~ Can’t wait to head over and read your post!

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