Monday, November 24, 2014

Celebrating Learning and Community This Week LVIII

This past week was one to celebrate learning and the joy of community. Each week Ruth Ayres invites individuals to reflect on their week and link up at the Celebrate This Week site

Below is a graphic I created after the exceptional four days of learning at the National Council of Teachers of English  2014 Convention in Washington, DC.


As I travel back to Long Island from Washington, DC, I am thankful for:

Gaylord National Resort
and Convention Center
  1. A pleasant, safe ride with family to Washington, D.C. for NCTE 2014, despite crazy drivers on the parkways.
  2. A momentous NCTE 2014 Convention where engagement was in the air and learning surrounded me
  3. Face-to-face meet-ups with Twitter friends from Poetry Friday, Two Writing Teachers, Wonderopolis, NYEDChat, and Nerdy Book Club.
  4. Three wonderful family get-togethers for dinner at a Thai, Mexican, and Korean restaurant. It was fabulous combining a professional trip with a family visit. 

Rosa Mexicano Guacamole Prepared at the Table
Since I am overdue with this post, I will leave the part about growing as a learner at NCTE 14 until another day. 

May everyone celebrate a week of Thanksgiving joy with their family and friends.
Don't forget to check out the other posts by the Celebrate this week writers!