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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?

#SOL18: #OLW


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After a quick search, I found that last year’s check-in on my One Little Word (#OLW) was mid-July so I’m pretty much on target again. July.  Summer.  Heat.  A time to reflect.

Where has “curious” taken me this year?

Paying attention.

Listening.

Watching.

Reading.

Writing.

Thinking.

Curious and Learning

Most recently:

Iowa Reading Association and

#TCRWP

Front row learner

Book Clubs

#BookLove, #CyberPD, and more

Curious and Joyful

Graduations

Near and Far

Birthdays

With Family

With Friends

And special serenades

Curious and Fun

Ladies Football Academy

With my sister

And finding cousins along the way

Teaching

Consulting

PD Prep

Reading, Writing, and Blogging

Curious and Books

A Novel Approach

Literacy Essentials

It’s All About the Books

180 Days

To Know and Nurture a Reader

Engaging Children

Embarrassment

Kids 1st From Day One

Brave Leadership

Being the Change

Megabook of Fluency

Reclaiming the Principalship

What are you curious about? 

How is your #OLW? 

Have you checked in lately?




Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Kelsey, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.                                                                                                      slice of life 2016

#SOL15: One Little Word


Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy for creating a place for us to work collaboratively.

Words are so important; how do I choose just one for 2015?  I have lists of words with many scratched out and some circled. The next list has similar words including some very specific synonyms. Words scribbled in random order on post its abound!  A great deal of perseverance as well as drafting, reading, drafting, and looking up even more definitions led me to my word for 2015.

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Focus:  (yourdictionary.com)

verb

Focus is defined as to concentrate on something in particular. Focus is defined as to bring into view.

  1. An example of focus is to put all of one’s energy into a science project.
  2. An example of focus is to adjust a microscope to better see a specimen.

 

 

2015 is full of promise.  By choosing to “focus”, I will be prioritizing my time every day in order to be as efficient and effective as possible and yet have time to complete the tasks that are necessary as well as things that are on my “fun” list.  Focus will allow me to set goals and strive to meet them in both my personal (soon to be grandma) and my work roles. Every day is a treasure and concentrating or focussing will allow me to reflect at the end of the day on my goals and actions!

Focus:

Finding

One little word to

Center my life,

Using words to

Sustain my actions!

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What’s your “One Little Word” for 2015?

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