This is the writing that I am most proud of creating during my 4-week Teaching of Writing class. This class served two purposes: to become a better teacher and to become a better writer, but I quickly learned these were connected. What began as the launching pad for my master's degree program turned into a catalyst for the writing I've always wanted to create. My views on reading and writing in the classroom have completely changed, and I have never been so excited to return to school and try out my new tools and practices. I am also excited to continue writing--in and out of the classroom. I pushed myself to write various genres this summer, and traveled well beyond my comfort zone. I plan to carry that momentum with me into the school year. Thanks for taking the time to read, and I hope you enjoy looking around!