#SOL18: #NCTE18 Family

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‘Tis the season to be Thankful.  ‘Tis the season to count my blessings. #NCTE is the perfect kick-off for family events.  #NCTE brings my work family together!

This year’s theme was:

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But, for me, it has also ALWAYS been about finding my own voice. My own family of voices.  A family that allows me to have a voice.


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Teach Write

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Presenters and Authors





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so many facets to MY FAMILY!

How do you nourish your “work family”? 

How do you continue to grow and learn?

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

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Additional Links to #NCTE18

Conference of Revolution

Kelly Gallagher’s Top 15

NCTE Sunday

Miss Magee’s Letter to Students

Proud, Fierce Papa Bear

Statement Against Oppression


11 responses

  1. Love these pictures! You always make me smile – near or far – and that is nourishment. As well as being one of my best sources of PD!!! Have a wonderful holiday.

    1. Thank you, Clare. Love even just a brief glimpse of you and Tammy. Wish I could have seen more of you. I need some East Coast learning! Can’t wait to see what your next project becomes!!! ❤

  2. So many great memories! What a wonderful tribe.

    Thankful to have you as a part of my “thinking” family. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

    1. Julieanne,
      Totally inspired by your gift of the “Thankful” bracelet. So many ways you have helped me learn and grow over the past 5 years! Glad that you always push me on the “Thinkful” side as well! Enjoy your holidays as well! ❤

  3. For me this is like a Hall of Fame … so many familiar faces, people whose work and words have been so nourishing to me. Thank you for being one of them and for this virtual NCTE tour.

    1. Fran,
      So many people who constantly support us. You are welcome. Sharing is important! 🙂

  4. What a great family, Fran…one that celebrates each individual voice…one that encourages you to push the limits…one that rejoices in each accomplishment. I am looking forward to attending NCTE in Baltimore next year.

    1. Yes, Individuals are important. The collective community is important. So many reasons to celebrate #NCTE!

  5. Thanks for sharing this peek into your time at NCTE. I am grateful to count you as one of my teachers. Your voice matters!

    1. Erika,
      At least two more posts about NCTE. So much learning to celebrate and write about! ❤

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