Opening Day of #NCTE18
Program Dog Eared?
Here’s a collection of the #G2Great folks.
If you went early, you might have been found sitting on the floor.
If you went on time, you may have not gotten into the session.
If you went late, you were SO out of luck.
There were “bouncers” at the door
To turn back the crowds
To placate the fire marshal.
Fifth year of underestimating the crowds.
Packed to the gills.
For many, a chance to review the program,
Greet friends in real life,
Thursday General Session – Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
If you are not on Twitter, you need to go there. You need to search the #NCTE18 tweets for those from her talk. For more about Chimanda see her site here.
Think about this next statement for a minute. Read. Pause. Reread. Take a breath.
“We live in a world where a person can be murdered because of what he wrote.”
And this is our truth.
Literacy, more than ever, is critical
“When we value a student, we teach them to value themselves.”
Chimanda spoke of being curious. And that #OLW (One Little Word) of mine came to the forefront. In fact, my “curious” is with me.
As #NCTE18 continues, you will see where my curiosity leads me!