Slice of Life Challenge Hosted by Two Writing Teachers
I have been planning on attending the Michigan Reading Conference since I left last year. So, with only a few hours away, I’m psyched. I enjoy learning and growing and gaining new insights.
But part of my excitement is that I get to be around colleagues ,who are friends, going with the same goal in mind: learning. I love being able to process my learning with a friend. It makes the information even more memorable. I usually am able to process a plan of action when discussing my new learning.
Having another perspective is also important. Often what I hear and what my colleagues hear may be different; we’re learning from a different angle. It’s good. It’s good to think beyond my opinion. This process of learning also helps me connect with my students. It gives me a glimpse into there learning.
Leaving for the conference has brought some anxiety on as well. I was checking with my three children about what they would be wearing for a special event this weekend and also if they knew what outfit they’d wear on Monday for school. My daughter, a sixth grader, said, “Mom, stop worrying. You’re worrying too much.”
“I know,” I replied. “I just want to make sure you are prepared.” I’m thankful for cell phones as we’ll be in touch. A mother’s work is never done. A teacher’s work is never done.