Just A Moment

Where writing teachers walk the talk, capture small moments, and courageously share their words.


My name is Paula Bourque and I’ve been a teacher for 30 years.  Almost half of that has been as a literacy coach for K-6 teachers.  I am the author of Close Writing: Developing Purposeful Writing in Grades 2-6 from Stenhouse Publishers.  I am passionate about writing for the insights and opportunities for expression it brings (and because I love reading)!

I believe we are wired for stories.

I believe teachers who write are better writing teachers.

This site stems from those beliefs and a desire to give teachers an authentic audience to share their writing and their life experiences. Our days are filled with moments that deserve to be reflected on, remembered, and recorded. We often find deepest joy and greatest meaning in the ordinary. It is how we frame and express our experiences that creates story. If you would like to share your own stories you can click on the CONTACT tab. If you appreciate the stories of your fellow teachers and writers PLEASE leave them a comment. It takes courage to put yourself out there, it takes a just a moment to acknowledge that!

To submit your own MOMENT, go to the contact page and send me an email.