#SOL19: Celebrate Life

Live, Laugh, Love, Linger . . . and Learn

Celebrate . . .

Between conferences, sessions at ILA, NCTE, CCIRA, and . . . family, it seems like I have many days and nights on the road.

Hotels

Amenities

What comes with the room?

What did I forget?

What does that schedule really look like?

Life is often complicated.

There’s the community from #G2Great.

Voxer Cousins

The Slicers

TWT Educators as Writers

#TeachWrite

#TCRWP

and last week #HUSLI19.

Social media groups  . . . (another post here “Social Media as a Purposeful Professional Learning Tool”)

Rockstars:  Colby Sharp, Cornelius Minor, Jennifer Serravallo and Lester Laminack. Hours of Life. Laughter. Book Loving and Lingering over stories shared and learning, learning, learning!

A bit of rain. Yes a business center. Not a restaurant. Some minor inconveniences.

While in a neighboring state, my mind is with Mia, her family, and her “communities” at the Calivista Motel.  I didn’t stay long enough to be a “weekly” but how do I move adeptly in and out of groupsWhat can I learn from Mia?

When I sketch it out, how does it look in Front Desk?  

In one view I have the Calivista Motel, the “front desk”, the school Mia attends, and then China.  The second page has Mia and her parents, including their hopes and fears.

Is Mia really on a “point of a triangle” or is she in the middle of every community? And how many individuals does it take to “form” a community?


I was wishing for a 3-D representation (or at least a page of chart paper as 8.5 x 11 was severely limiting. Barely drafted and I am looking to revise. I am not a fan of covering every inch of the page YET. Still admiring white space.  Perhaps that will continue to evolve.

And how am I doing with my goals for #BookLove in its last week? 

Where is my Writing About Reading headed? 

Is it improving?

Slowly moving forward is today’s celebration of life and learning! 

What is yours?




Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this weekly forum. Check out the writers and readers here.

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7 responses

  1. I admire your energy in keeping the learning going. When do you rest? I’m sure some of your energy comes from the communities of your PLNs. I wonder where all these roads will lead?

    1. Margaret,
      I, too, wonder where all these roads will lead. But I also know that the more I know, the more I also find that I don’t know and some days that abyss looms quite large! 🙂

  2. These journeys sound fulfilling, even if the destinations aren’t always clear. I enjoyed the unexpected connection you drew between life and literature — how your network includes not only where you go and whom you meet, but also people/places you read about.

    1. Brian,
      My puzzle is the connections. Does literature imitate life? Am I drawn to linger in literature that resembles my life? . . . yay, book studies and thinking!

  3. You remind me a lot of the Energizer Bunny, Fran. All of that energy…so much to do…so many places to be. Learning begets learning. Why would we ever want to stop?

    1. Exactly. No time to stop. YES!!!

  4. That sketch looks interesting. I feel when we write down something we get a better understanding.

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