I love participating in Slice of Life, started by Two Writing Teachers and writing a story, reflection, or musing at least once a week.
Yikes - I realized it's been a month since I wrote a Slice of Life post! I don't know how that happened. I need to recommit to S.O.L writing!! Now I have more motivation that ever before - I made student blogging, specifically Slice of Life blogging, my Phase III evaluation project. The culmination/goal will be for my students to participate in the Slice of Life Classroom Challenge in March. A tweet last night from Michelle Haseltine, looking for student blogging examples, made me a little nervous - we should have examples by now, but we don't. I need to start this with my students ASAP! I don't know how it's the beginning of October already, and I haven't done specific writing lessons on the art of blogging yet. We've been super busy in my classes doing other things and somehow, six weeks have gone by!
After reading an article that was shared on Facebook last night, I have even more incentive to keep up on Slicing. Have you read it yet? I will share it with my students. I love this line:
"You don't have to be a serious novelist or constantly reflecting on your life's most traumatic moments to get these great benefits. Even blogging or journaling is enough to see results. One study found that blogging might trigger dopamine release, similar to the effect from running or listening to music."
So here's to health and writing and writing goals!!