Looking back at a conversation I had with another educator, I arrived at an idea. Okay, that's a lie! I arrived at an idea because of others. Because of another educator, I read about plan boxes. Because of another educator, they made me evaluate how I could use them in my writing workshop. Because of another educator, a gaggle of goals will be created. By stapling several plan boxes together, the writers in my room will be able to look back at goals, set them out for conferencing, and see their growth as a writer.
The plan came together only because of collaboration. It came together because people are willing to share their lives together. It came together because slices of life don't just involve us...they involve others.
I think that is one of the greatest ideas that has come from my writing this month. My writing grew because of others and their impact on me, whether that was academically, socially, or just by chance.
May we never forget that our lives are intertwined...changing the slice into threads that are woven to create a beautiful tapestry that we call life.