#SOL16: Quiet Anticipation


Excited and thinking the best,


Friends .  .  .

Fellow Twitter Friends

Fellow Voxer Friends

Fellow Bloggers

Fellow #NCTE14 and #NCTE15 attendees

The shiny ball is going to drop on #NCTE16 and I can’t wait!

Professional Development is an “investment in yourself” – Check out this blog post from #NCTE15! Continual growth matters!




Eyes wide open


Within a cocoon of friendship


Around every corner


At every session


In Atlanta!

Looking forward to meeting up, face to face, with “Slicers” Saturday night.

Will you be there?

slice of life

Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Lisa, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. 

What have I learned from #NCTE in the past?

#NCTE 14 (First Timer Report) here,  (Community, Collaboration & Social Justice) here,  (Our presentation – Story as the Landscape of Knowing) here,  (Top 10 Quotes I Have Used from #NCTE14) here and (Close Reading and the Little Ones – Chris Lehman, Kate Roberts and Kristi Mraz) here.

#NCTE15 (Vicki Vinton & Katie Wood Ray) here, (Kelly Gallagher’s Top 10) here, (Sessions – Colleen Cruz, Jennifer Serravallo, Clare & Tammy, #G2Great) here and  (Involving Students – 2 #tcrwp sessions, Kylene Beers, Bob Probst, Donalyn Miller, Seymour Simon, Linda Hoyt, Kelly Boswell and more) here.

And how do you reflect and review your learning?

How do you know you are growing?

15 responses

  1. You are the best at attending loads of PD and sharing! I am jealous! I can’t wait to read all about it. I spent last weekend learning from Matt Glover and almost blogged about that today.

    1. Erika,
      I look forward to your post about Matt Glover! There is just so much JOY in sharing as in Learning! And right now we do need to hunt for every sliver of JOY possible!

      Stay tuned! More to come!

  2. I will not be there but KNOW thanks to you and twitter, I will still be their virtually, learning along side you (or at least I anticipate that!). Thanks for always sharing! Safe travels and Enjoy!!

    1. Sally,
      I will have you and Allison as two of my most favorite third graders in my heart during my learning. And “youbetcha” you will be learning along side me!

  3. I will be there this year. Looking forward to lots of learning and maybe seeing you, too, Fran. Are you presenting?

    1. Rose,
      I am going to be an amazing audience member! No presentation this year! I know I’m going to Julieanne, Margaret, and Katherine’s session on poetry and of course Vicki Vinton’s. So many other great ones at the same time and I so hate that! I hope to see you as well!

  4. Enjoy NCTE, Fran. I am not going this year but have always enjoyed the times I went. So much to learn.

    1. The sky is the limit as far as learning so Im anxious to get started on this journey! So many great folks to learn with and from!!!

  5. You are a great summarizer! And I learn so much from you and your synthesized posts. Thank you!

    1. You are welcome, Christine. I wish that NCTE live streamed their keynotes or at least made them available to members who could not attend.

  6. Have a fantastic trip! Wish I could be there. 🙂

    1. Jennifer,
      Watch for tweets and blog posts!

  7. Can’t wait to see you, Fran! Looking forward to it!

    1. Looking forward to seeing you as well, Melanie. What problems of the world should we solve???? Let’s dream big!!!

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