- the participants
- the staff developers
- Riverside Church
- Horace Mann
- the up close and personal feel of the FRONT row of the auditorium
- the subway
- being asked for directions on the subway
- living out of “carry on”
- coffee meet ups
- packing my lunch
- dining out on the NYC cuisine
- the bookstores
- the impossible and usually untimely return trip home (AKA stranded in NYC on the 4th of July)
- the conversations as we walk past our location, to the wrong Starbucks, or just wandering
- meeting up with #TWT friends
- meeting up with #Voxer cousins
- squeezing in a #G2Great chat (and what time zone am I really in?)
- meeting up with #CuriosityCrew
- and leaving the world behind for that short interlude . . . no TV, few phone calls, few emails.
Thanks to the pandemic, it’s truly a Brave, New World.
Conversation and chatter seems non-stop . . . even if it is typed into a box! Or in a break out room!
It’s Wednesday night. Past the mid-point. My brain is full. It’s leaking. Time to let something out!
My choice session today was all that I envisioned. (Envision- my #OLW)
And then some.
Winning game of the World Series?
Kentucky Derby winner?
Gold Medal at the Olympics?
30 minutes of pure bliss.
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Title: The Six Most Important Things You Can Do with Your Students Who are Reading Below Grade Level Benchmarks
Find some paper or point to your fingers.
What are your 6 Most Important Things?
You don’t have to fuss over the order. Look at them. Are those the six most important things you believe in?
Are you sure?
Are you really sure?
I had a difficult time choosing this session. There were three choice sessions that I needed to attend according to the titles. This session was not #1. However, I made a guesstimate on the “Six Most Important Things” and I wanted to know if I was right. So I chose this session.
Here were my six:
Know your students / Relationship
Feedback, Self-assessment & Goal-setting
Talk about reading / Rehearse
Stuff to read
Reading, Reading, Reading every day
Was I close?
30 minutes invested in checking my understanding.
Here were Hannah’s Six Most Important Things.
One small corner of my brain organized and ready for tomorrow’s learning.
So by tomorrow night I can be back at one of these stages . . .
Sum, sum, sum, summertime Learning . . .
It’s the best!