#SOL15: Oh, The Friends You Meet When The Places You Go!


What a pleasure to meet up face to face with friends during my learning journeys!

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Seymour and Fran at ILA 2015National Harbor beachSol dinner

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It’s summertime,

No time for flashy app,

No time for learning something new.

Time to chuckle,

Time to laugh,

Time to remember –

Our talk,

Our laughter,

Our fun.

Thank you,

Friends and Framily!


Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. 

18 responses

  1. Oh Fran, those pics from NCTE make me SMILE!!!! I’ll miss you guys this year. I won’t be making it out there. Next year, I should be there. I love reading about all of your conferences! Your posts help me so much!!! Thanks for the smile today!

    1. Michele,
      Friends and slicers travel with me, in my heart, whereever I go so you get the fun and the learning of the travel – even secondhand!

      I had fun putting these together! ❤ 🙂

  2. sallydonnelly11 | Reply

    What a great quick way to show all the place you have visited to learn and all the people you met along the way. You are quite the force and I feel honored that I got to cross paths with you this year. Looking forward to all our future adventures in learning together, both virtually and in person when circumstances permit. Enjoy so summertime now!

    1. Sally,
      Some days I do really well with pictures and others not so much! It was so fun to meet you briefly in March and then again “one Saturday in June” as well as TCRWP Reading institute! So much learning together!

      Short summer break NOW!

  3. Love this picture tour through learning and friendship – and feeling so blessed to be on this journey with you! Enjoy the family!

    1. I wish I had names on the pictures so they would automatically sort. Some parts of photo storage are working well – can’t find the one of you five slicers presenting at NCTE. It’s on here somewhere – just not the day for the computer to “cough it up”!

      What a journey and what fun company along the way!

  4. Doing a picture slice is a great idea! I haven’t been able to attend NCTE yet, but you encourage me with these photos. Thank you for sharing them today.

    1. NCTE seems a bit less commercial than ILA but that may just be my perception!

      You will love it! And thanks for commenting!

  5. I’m so glad we’ve had the chance to meet up twice in the past year! Here’s to many more meet-ups with colleagues and friends in the years to come.

    1. Thanks, Stacey!
      NCTE14 was so much fun because of the slicer dinner and the five of you presenting as well as other conversations along the way. And then there was TCRWP. Such a great learning environment!

      YES, to meet-ups and Many More!

  6. Pictures are a great way to recall good times shared. NCTE was great! I enjoyed meeting people whose words I read week after week. Can honestly say that I didn’t expect to see my picture in your post today. Thanks for stirring up some great memories.

    1. I decided to go with “learning journeys for the last year” – school year, not calendar year. That’s how NCTE made the cut!

      Some days pictures are truly the perfect way to put a smile on our faces!

  7. So many connections made possible by writing a piece of the day! Perhaps one day we can share a conversation and something to sip, rather than passing through exhibits or sessions.

    1. Yes, I need a better plan next time. My ILA list was way too ambitious! Will you be at NCTE in November?

  8. I just love following Fran! Thank you for allowing me to live vicariously through you. One day, we will meet. Hopefully sooner than later! Now I’m off to plan for school! I cannot believe how fast summer flies.

    1. Scary fast – how summer is flying since this is the last week of July!

  9. I am so blessed to call you friend and colleague. What beautiful things can come from writing and learning!

    1. Love all our learning with and from each other! And the places our writing has taken us!

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