Opening Day of #NCTE18
Program Dog Eared?
Here’s a collection of the #G2Great folks.
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
To turn back the crowds
To placate the fire marshal.
Fifth year of underestimating the crowds.
Packed to the gills.
For many, a chance to review the program,
Greet friends in real life,
Thursday General Session – Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
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.”
And this is our truth.
Literacy, more than ever, is critical
“When we value a student, we teach them to value themselves.”
Chimanda spoke of being curious. And that #OLW (One Little Word) of mine came to the forefront. In fact, my “curious” is with me.
As #NCTE18 continues, you will see where my curiosity leads me!
What are you curious about?
Today’s the day!
Have you chosen your sessions?
This sign will be greeting you in Houston!
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?
Say hello to at least three new people every day!
Welcome to Houston!
Welcome to #NCTE18!
5 years ago
My first NCTE
IRL: #G2Great at #NCTE15