And no teacher wants to hear that! We want our students to love what we teach and see the utmost value in practicing a given skill. So I decided to offer the words of great writers to fill them with reasons to write.
I've even had students share their own reasons and write those with the dry erase marker (sorry for the picture quality--it's showing a former dry erase quote).
It's a great way to encourage students and helps fight off the "because you make me" answers!
How about you readers, why do you write? Leave me a comment and maybe you'll make the inspiration board! (I'm sure students would love it as much as T. Swift!)