SOL: Questions and Reflections

Today a friend, a former colleague, visited me at school. Prior to the cut backs, she taught at our school. I miss her.

Bethany is in her fourth year of teaching and loves her students. Her smile brightens the room and bring cheer to everyone. I miss her positivity.

We keep in touch. She emails periodically asking for some support in writing. Writer’s Workshop is new in her building, so she stops by to reflect.

We talked about where her kids are currently and wondered where she could go next. I suggested a new line of thinking, teaching, and she agreed. She’s willing to learn and try new ideas. I miss her questions and am thankful for her reflections.

 

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3 Responses to SOL: Questions and Reflections

  1. Linda Baie says:

    You’ve written such a lovely appreciation for your formal colleague. It’s great that you are still her friend and mentor. It seems that she values you, too.

  2. Tam says:

    She is very fortunate to have you there for her. But that’s what writers do for each other–support, share, laugh, and cry. Writing is best when it is shared.

  3. Donna Smith says:

    How about a collaborative writing project, maybe a Google doc assignment together for your classes? A video conference sharing writing? Distance shouldn’t mean you can’t collaborate and support one another. Challenge yourself and your class to come up with ways that show how people “get together” on projects in the real world, sometimes from around the world!

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