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Slice of Life: A Walk Down Memory Lane… #SOL17

We (and by we, I mean Tammy) joined #NCTEchat on Sunday night.  As I read through the feed the next day there was one question that struck me.  My answer was immediate.  Here’s the question:

Here is the tweet I would have sent:

A1:  Not a convention, but a #NCTEchat on October 20 2013 – why you write?  It was during this twitter chat that I first learned about Slice of Life. That year at the convention I met with the Slice community for the first time.  That was a favorite moment.

One week later I joined #SOL for the first time and this community continues to be one of the main reasons I write.  I went back to find that first slice from four years ago.

Appreciating Growth Mindset on the Baseball Field

I did not know then that writing would become a weekly ritual or that Slice of Life would become a community I depend upon.  Thank you #NCTEchat, #SOL and #TWTBlog  —  you are #whyIwrite.

  • Melanie Meehan
    Posted at 11:46h, 14 November Reply

    Hi Clare–I opened your post ready to have my thinking nudged, challenged, and somewhat transformed since that’s what happens every Tuesday when I read your post, and instead I’m a little teary. It really is a powerful community in ways that are hard to explain until you join and make writing a ritual.

    I will miss NCTE this year, and I have to admit, I am regretting my decision to save that money this year, as I feel the excitement grow. Have a wonderful time, and I hope to see you soon closer to home.

  • Christine Baldiga
    Posted at 13:04h, 14 November Reply

    One of these days I will make it to NCTE!
    And yes, this SOL community has meant the world to me – not only in my professional journey as an educator but also in my personal journey., The SOL community has helped me find my way!
    Thank you for sharing your meaningful post!

  • Tara Smith
    Posted at 01:18h, 15 November Reply

    No more NCTE’s for me…but the SOL ritual is something that I will always treasure as a way to keep my writing life going.

  • Mandy Robek
    Posted at 00:23h, 16 November Reply

    What a great memory to share and so glad you are part of this community.

  • Susan Kennedy
    Posted at 17:35h, 16 November Reply

    and you, my friend, are #whyiwrite. Your belief in me as a writer and a coach is the wind beneath my wings.


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