#SOL17: #TCRWP Writing – New Friends – Day 1

It began with a DM:

Coaching institute or writing institute?

And of course, there was no easy answer.

It depends!

Knowledge, background, willingness and ability to THINK

and apply.

Such a pleasure to meet that coach this week at the #TCRWP August Writing Institute and to sit in the front row together,

listening to Lucy Calkins together,

tweeting together,

nourishing our social media connections and

our face to face interactions.

NOT on Twitter?  

Then you are missing out on PD opportunities from your home like:

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And I don’t say that lightly!  What a great morning!  More in another post! (Shana Frazin)

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What was your story of Monday?  What did you read or write?

I know 140 characters doesn’t cut it for some folks.  Being concise is an art.  But check out this blog post by my friend Sally Donnelly who I also met via Twitter and TWT for a beautiful summary of Lucy’s keynote with some staggeringly wonderful organization!  I just have a glorious collection of stories!

Keynote – “Fun with Reading and Writing Blog”

Homework caused this post to be quick and light.  More later!




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

AND YES, My Craft Moves is now autographed by the Author!  Thanks, Stacey!

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19 responses

  1. It’s true… social media = great pd! Sounds like the writing institute is amazing. One day I’ll make it there!

    1. It’s PD, it’s social, it’s fun, it’s connecting . . . a bit of heaven on earth for your professional soul! ❤

  2. Have a wonderful time, learning, collaborating, and re-connecting!

    1. Learning
      Collaboratively!
      Such fun!

  3. I can feel the energy in your words! Running over to Sally’s blog right now!

    1. Michelle,
      I can only imagine your learning last week. So much fun to learn in a group! ❤

  4. So glad your two week stint there is off to a great start, but I expected nothing less! Write on, share on!

    1. Erika,
      My challenge is always to stay on task. Time is so precious. Really working hard at absorbing and truly understanding before jumping to the “reporting”! ❤

      I promise I will be writing more!

  5. I am always amazed at what I learn whenever I attend a writing institute or conference. There are so many great ideas out there and so many wonderful people willing to share their ideas. It really is exhilarating to attend something like this.

    1. Always so much to learn and yes, truly exhilarating! Today we heard Katherine Paterson. Tears!
      Such moving stories!
      Authors who have overcome adversities! ❤

  6. So nice to know that you are there soaking it all in and ready (like Sally) to share.

    1. I know, didn’t Sally just do a fabulous job? I had to leave it at that!

  7. I’m so glad I’m having the chance to catch up with you this week, Fran. See you tomorrow!

    1. So nice to be seeing and catching up with “continuing friends” as well! Tomorrow! ❤

      1. Sounds good! Enjoy your sunrise view.

  8. YOU are to kind. Thanks for giving me a shout out and a hyperlink! How have I not seen you yet! I’m with Mary (love learning from her!!) and Hannah Kolbe learning about using Mentor Text!! So want to see both you and Stacey. I’ll have my eyes peeled tomorrow looking for you!!

    1. My split schedule means upper grades in the AM and lower grades PM. Now that I know your sessions, I will be on the lookout for you as well!

  9. Excited that you are in NYC with so much to absorb. Enjoy my friend! I’ll be reading.

    1. Thank you, dear reader!

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