JUMP IN! {CELEBRATE This Week: 135}

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I am so excited to share with you my very first eBook! It might be my favorite thing I’ve ever written. Not just because it is memory of my friend, Nate, but also because it is a collection of the most important things I know about how to help others write well. It’s my secrets to teaching kids to know their stories matter and to use their voices to make the world a better place. I’m excited to share it because it will make teaching writers more manageable and enjoyable.

It’s about so much more than teaching writers, though. It’s about how sharing stories changes people — forever. 
I hope you’ll take a minute to JUMP IN. Just go here, share your email address with me, and get your copy of JUMP IN: Great Teaching Begins in the Pool. (You can also fill out the form at the bottom of this email.)
I’ve been imagining you reading this, snuggled under your favorite blanket on your couch, rocking in a chair on your front porch, or maybe with your morning cup of coffee in your spot on the kitchen table. It’s a short read that I put my whole heart into.
Then, if the story touches you, will you share it with THREE people who you think would enjoy it? 
Simply send them this link: http://bit.ly/ayresebook. (You can just copy and paste it into an email or text message.)
I’d also like to give a heartfelt thanks to those who were my first readers. Their feedback was critical to the final product. I am grateful and humble for their time and responses. Thank you — 
Amy Rudd, Angela Faulhaber, Carol Varsalona, Carol Wilcox, Christy Rush-Levine, Erin McGurk, Jen Vincent, Jennifer Laffin, Karen Terlecky, Leanne Carpenter, Leigh Anne Eck, Linda Baie, Lisa Corbett, Mary Helen Gensch, Mary Lynch, Michelle Haseltine, Mona Goodman, Ramona Behnke, Ruth Metcalfe, Shaina Schoof, Tam Hess, Tammy Shultz, Tara Smith, Teresa Bunner, and Terje Akke.

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  1. Ruth,
    Congrats on the launch of your Ebook. I'm so excited for you. I shared it with the teachers and coaches I work with in our district. It is a wonderful book and I know those who read it will grow in so many ways.