Today while at school, I lead a writing lesson. After going over the mini lesson and their assignments for the day, it was time for our work period. I decided, after getting the idea from Writer's Workshop: The Essential Guide, that i would sit down and write alongside my students. The results were incredible! Their looks of shock and glee when I pulled out my own writer's notebook were irreplaceable. It truly made them more interested in the task at hand. At the end of the period, we each go to share a bit about our pieces and they were so excited to talk about their work. Working with your students, a simple and enjoyable task, can truly make a difference.