“Oops!…I did it again”
Forget about the personal struggles that came later—Britney was a child prodigy, and in the 90s was dubbed The Princess of Pop. Like you, she excels at all aspects of performing because she’s so talented and smart. (You’ll have to tell us whether or not you have the same killer dance moves, however.)
As a teacher, everyone thinks you’re so lucky because teaching seems so effortless for you. But if there’s nothing missing in your life, then why do those tears come at night?
The thing that’s making you crazy (and you just can’t sleep because of it) is teaching writing.
So what’s the luckiest girl in the world to do? You probably end up using the “Oops! I did it again” method.
What’s that? Keep reading ?
Oops! You Did It Again
While all of the 90s pop star icons in our quiz struggle with having enough time to teach writing…you’re the most likely to say, “Oops! I ran out of time to teach a writing lesson today…again.”
Except, just like Britney sings…you’re just not that innocent. How do we know?
You have the same amount of time as every other teacher. You could find the time..but you don’t. Why not?
The truth is that you’re just not sure how to teach writing (even if you have curriculum to use). Research shows that most teachers are not taught how to teach writing. It’s not a subject that’s taught in a widespread or systematic way.
First things first: you do need help finding time to teach writing. But even more importantly, you need some actionable strategies for teaching writing. That will flip your song from “Oops..” to “Gimme More!”
Who is the Not So Wimpy Writing Teacher?
Hi, I’m Jamie Sears. You may know me from such websites as The Not So Wimpy Teacher or TPT, or Facebook groups with the NSWT name. (Bonus points if you get The Simpsons reference!)
I help teachers overcome the challenges of teaching in the 21st century. I’m a wife, mother of 5 fantastic kids, education blogger, and curriculum author.
I’m particularly passionate about helping teachers up their teaching writing game. Why?
Because once upon a time, I really struggled with it. So I tried out different techniques until I found the ones that worked. I took those, added a few simple changes to my approach, and lo and behold, I had created the recipe for student writing success!
And now I too sing yeah (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) about teaching writing!
Let’s keep the party going!
Over the next few weeks I’ll be emailing you my top strategies and tools to get your heart jumping for this whole teaching writing thing. And by heart jumping, I mean so excited to teach writing you can’t wait to do it! It really is possible.