Saturday, November 23, 2013

Day two of NCTE

Day two of NCTE... I'm hoping to do a run down of what I learned from my sessions in the future but for now, I'll tell you what sessions I'm heading to today:

Session One: Fake Readers, Distracted Writers, Higher Expectations
Session Two and Three: Volunteering (Local Committee)
Session Three: Rigot without the Red Ink
Session Four: (Re)Thinking How We Teach Movies

Highlights thus far:
Networking! In person and also social media (Twitter has been vital this conference)
Seeing Carol Jago, Jim Burke, etc in the flesh!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wiping the dust off....


I dusted off the old blog to journal my experience at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference here in Boston. It has been an amazing experience thus far and having it in my own "backyard" makes it that much more special. Let me set the scene. Large conference rooms. Endless rows of black chairs. Teachers from around the country in one place to talk, to share, to learn, and to guide each other to greatness.

It's a pretty amazing thing to be apart of!

I'm so excited to share this experience here to my peers back home and anyone that may still creep around here.

Session 1: Academic Writing as Participation
Session 2: Engaging and Motivating Struggling Learners
Session 3: Lesson Planning and the Common Core
Session 4: Aiming for the Core