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#NCTE18 Thursday


Opening Day of #NCTE18

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Registered?

Program Dog Eared?

Social?

Here’s a collection of the #G2Great folks.

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Afternoon sessions:

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

Their job

To turn back the crowds

To placate the fire marshal.

Fifth year

Fifth year of underestimating the crowds.

Each room

Packed to the gills.

For many, a chance to review the program,

Greet friends in real life,

Continue conversations.

Thursday General Session  – Chimanda Ngozi Adichie

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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.”

It’s 2018.

And this is our truth.

Not politics.

Our reality.

Literacy, more than ever, is critical

FOR LIFE!

Other quotes:

“When we value a student, we teach them to value themselves.”

 

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Chimanda spoke of being curious.  And that #OLW (One Little Word) of mine came to the forefront.  In fact, my “curious” is with me.

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As #NCTE18 continues, you will see where my curiosity leads me!

What are you curious about?

#NCTE18 Bound: #G2Great


Today’s the day!

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#NCTE18 begins!

Have you chosen your sessions?

This sign will be greeting you in Houston!

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If it’s your first time to attend, check out the “First Timer’s Breakfast” Thursday morning to make some new friends, meet a group of people at your table, and hear Donalyn Miller and Ernest Morrell.

Add your twitter name to your name tag.

Look for those folks you have seen on #NCTE chats.

Look for those folks you have seen on #G2Great chats.

Make these days be about your learning.

What do you need to learn?

Be kind.

Enjoy!

Say hello to at least three new people every day!

Welcome to Houston!

Welcome to #NCTE18!




Time Warp

5 years ago

My first NCTE

#NCTE14:  First Timer’s Report

IRL:  #G2Great at #NCTE15

Anticipating #NCTE16

Saturday Learning at NCTE17

#SOL18: Literacy Superbowl


 

Which memory stands out?

The first attendance?

The first “Slicer” dinner?

The first presentation?

The first sighting of _______?

The first time meeting ______ IRL (In Real Life)?

The roller coaster ride by many #G2Great friends?

The first signed book by a #G2Great author?

Meeting up with #WRRD chat mates?

Catching up with #TCRWP friends?

Meeting “Slicers” IRL?

Seeing and hearing about upcoming publications?

The incredibly cold, cold, cold weekend?

Impressed by the articulate #BowTieBoys?

The amazing learning?

Sitting on the floor in an auditorium learning with and from literacy giants?

Not being allowed by venue staff to sit on the floor?

Packing devices to tweet and record notes at the speed of light?

Meeting and learning with authors of student books?

Too many memories to make a decision

Which story to tell?

Which one will be left out?

Embracing the past five years of attendance

Learning, Laughing, and following literacy giants

Receive awards and humbly elevate friends

And peers who made all things possible.

Reading, Writing, Talking, Thinking,

Sharing as we meet,

Celebrating each other’s accomplishments

Celebrating our uniqueness

Celebrating our differences

Celebrating our similarities

Celebrating our togetherness!

Houston, home of #NCTE18 in 10 days!

Will you be there?

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