#SOL21: In Olden Days #TCRWP Saturday Reunion

In the olden days, we were taken to church

And now we peer intently at squares on screens

A first blog post about the 88th . . . Link

Now blogging about the 100th.

Announcements from Lucy Calkins while the pews are filling.

Time ticking down, waiting for attendees to log in.

Rushing from session to session, even sitting on the floors,

Exiting out of a session, clicking on a new link . . .

Packing a lunch so as not to miss a single precious moment

Quickly grabbing a snack and moving to keep the brain engaged.

Planned events with Slicers and friends,

Scheduling solo or partner “virtual watches”

Inspiring Keynotes

Inspiring Keynotes










Thank you,



Mo Willems and a Pigeon

Jason Reynolds and




Community of Learners

Community of Learners









Front row seat

Front row seat









What am I willing to do to increase the momentum? (No “Loss”; No “Acceleration”) Your Turn: What commonalities and differences did you find?

And so the 100th TCRWP Saturday Reunion began . . .


Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this weekly forum.

Check out the writers and readers here.

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4 responses

  1. It’s funny. I miss the long drive to New York with my good friend. I miss the bustle, I miss the physical place. Yet still, I am filled the brim with ideas to share and try and savor. What a gift to the world this is. How thankful I am that so many others have been able to learn from it now virtually the way we have in person all these years. I was in the seats when Mo Willems taught us how to draw pigeon as well and a few before that. I think this might be my tenth year of Saturdays. I’ve learned so much and am so grateful for it.

    1. Susan,
      I’m only at year seven. I miss the excuse to get on a plane and travel, to organize myself in advance, to connect face to face. I pay better attention F2F and appreciate being able to lean over to the person next to me to double check what I think I heard. There is community in the virtual world but there is also isolation.

  2. I have only been able to attend the virtual Saturdays and appreciate the gift so much! Such a late night, filling my teacher brain and heart!

  3. We had our PCTELA conference this past weekend. It felt so good to be together and see friends we haven’t seen for tow years. As always, the speakers and sessions were inspiring even to those of us who are retired.

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