SOLC#7: Writer’s Block

After a full day of professional development with ESL guru Virginia Rojas, I was having a hard time coming up with a slice of life to write. As I stared into my blank white screen, I was reminded that it’s not easy to write. It’s not easy to write everyday. It’s not always easy to choose a topic to write about. I was reminded of my struggling writers.  How can I help them?

Maybe it was a mixture of my brain being on overload and crammed with a million pieces of new information, but I had writer’s block. I thought that this must be how my students must feel after a long day of school. Many of them go to academies (hakgwon) after the regular school day where they do more studying, then they do homework. I’m still amazed at how they can manage all this at such a young age.

Look out for future posts on some of the great things I learned from this P.D. about teaching ESL students! 🙂

*I added photos to my previous slices!

6 thoughts on “SOLC#7: Writer’s Block

  1. MaryHelen says:

    Oh I totally get this. Last year during the SOL challenge, I wrote about writer’s block. It happens. I shared my thoughts with my students and they were surprised. I was suppose to be the one who could write about anything. It was by reading others’ writings that I was able to write. Great reminder.

  2. ng says:

    I know how you feel. I was just thinking that I have run out of ideas already..and what was I thinking to do this? I am interested in learning about your ESL PD.

  3. elsie says:

    Look closely, you didn’t really have writer’s block, or you wouldn’t have written anything. Isn’t this what we tell kids in a free write, just write, see where your thoughts take you. Look where your thoughts took you. You have a slice.

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