Saturday, October 15, 2016

Show Up

I haven't been here for awhile. 
I've missed this space. 
Taking a step away gives a new perspective.
I'm back.

Showing up is necessary for me. When I show up, I feel accomplished and proud. Here I am. Today is a celebration post. There is much to celebrate. My students. My writers. They have started blogging and they are already flying! Expressing themselves. Mining notebook pages to find something to post and share with the world. They are writers...entering writing contests and signing up for writing workshops.

I watch them show up every single day. They write. They read. They work. Being a student is hard and they show up smiling and giving it their all. I celebrate the students who sit in my classroom and take risks...the students who demonstrate their creativity in their notebooks and blogs...the students who recommend books to each other. 

Thank you to Ruth Ayres for providing this space to share our celebrations. Please join us and share your own!


  1. Oh Michelle..this was terrific. Showing up in EVERYTHING. That is something my husband taught me. It took me a long time to see it, know it..understand how important it is. On so many levels..just show up. great post.

  2. Showing up has so many different versions and so many different objectives such as showing up for ourselves and showing up for others. Each one is important, but sometimes we have to take a step back to understand that. Glad you showed up today!

  3. I totally understand taking a step back. I'm doing the same. I'm reading posts. I may post today, but I'm realizing that maybe there are times when we just need rest.

  4. Being there is I am, here you something can happen.

  5. Short and sweet, "Show Up!" It is important, and lasting things happen that surprise when one does show up. Wonderful that you are teaching that to your students, Michelle. I love seeing that "busy" picture of them.

  6. Love seeing the pic of your students writing comments. What a joy to read about you classroom and fantastic students. Glad you're here today, showing up and sharing.

  7. Showing up and taking beautiful! Glad to see you here this week, friend!!

  8. Such a passionate celebration of young writers.
    I have missed you. Glad that you are back.

  9. Michelle, it is good to read your post here. I love how your students are "mining" for little nuggets to grow into their own pieces (all under your tutelage)! I celebrate your celebrations.


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