I have written before about why teachers should write more books. I had another experience today, that I wished I could share with others.
I presented to my class a couple of copies of Kevin and the Triple Creature today. I had several students who were particularly asking me to be the first to read them when they would be ready. I learned to predetermine who would get the books first. I almost had a, let’s call it an “aggressive disagreement” between students, when I dropped off copies of Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien. Lesson learned.
(Aggressive disagreements are similar to aggressive negotiations that Jedi’s have. Just minus the lightsabers.)
How many other writers can say they had to stop an “aggressive disagreement” over being the first to read their books?
Today my two students brought their copies of the book with them to lunch. They read them while walking to lunch.
I wish you could experience that.
This is why teachers need to write books. I have so many teachers tell me they want to write a book. If you could experience this, you would be motivated finish that book. Students will be impressed that you wrote a book. They will be motivated to write like you. They will send you their books for you to review.
Teachers, write your books.