Welcome to my personal newsletter!

You are awesome — and that's why you're here. If you want to become a teacher who amplifies student voices and choices — both inside and outside of the classroom — you're in the right place.

I have the same goal, and I know we can work together to build up each other, to build up our colleagues, and to build up our students. After all, we might be the only people in our kids lives who wake up every school day with the goal of helping them stretch themselves, grow, become the people they were created to be.

Figuring out how to do that for 180+ days per year is a tough journey — with some days harder than others -- especially in the cultural and political climate we're facing today.

As a member of my personal newsletter, you'll have the opportunity to join with me in that journey, to share experiences, lessons learned, paths to avoid, and paths to persue.

Michelle Waters

Resources for your ELA Classroom

As long as you remain on my mailing list, I will send you periodic time- and energy-saving tips and strategies, ELA lesson plan ideas, rubrics, and links to other resources I develop or discover as part of my studies., EdTech and online PLC resources, education news and resources, and more.

You are welcome to reply to these letters, to share your concerns, and your expertise. With your permission, I'd love to share your perspectives on my website. I may also be looking for potential guest bloggers, so if you're interested, please reply to this email and let me know.

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