Three Truths for Teaching Writing

By Kelsey Liebenson-Morse 

The 2020-2021 school year concluded my seventh year of teaching. In many cultures and religions, seven is an important number. In fact, some say it represents physical and spiritual completeness and even perfection. I can’t say my teaching is complete, or anywhere near perfect, but over the last few years, I’ve acquired three important “truths” for teaching writing. These are by no means definitive rules, but they have worked for me, and I believe, have led me to more successful teaching.

ONE: DON’T BE AFRAID TO TELL THE TRUTH. WRITING IS REALLY, REALLY HARD. 

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