On Thursday, I wrote about Ginjer Clarke’s visit to my school. During the visit, I scribbled a note in my notebook about how author visits are not only good for students, but for teacher-writers, too. This idea has marinated over the past two days and I think that it reflects another reason why it’s important to invite authors into our schools and classrooms. As a teacher-writer, I was inspired by Ginjer’s presentations and throughout the day, I added ideas to my notebook. I made sure that I had my notebook handy during each session and wrote along with the kids as she guided them through workshop activities. There were times when my pen couldn’t move fast enough as I scribbled across the page. Ideas seemed to flow out of my pen and I couldn’t wait to sit down and flesh out these ideas. I started to develop my spring break writing plans. So, although we know that author visits are powerful for students, they also are powerful for teachers who write!