Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week. Please join us and celebrate your week!
Today I celebrate passion.
Two weeks ago, I gave a presentation with two colleagues from my school district at an educators conference at Indiana State University. It is such a great feeling to share my passion for reading with other educators. Here is a link to the news coverage of the event which also features our session.
Our session stressed the importance of independent reading when much focus seems to be on testing. Independent reading is something we just cannot afford to give up during our day.
This week we received a letter from one of the organizers of the event thanking us and giving us feedback from the evaluations. At the very end of the letter, he included a P.S. which I almost missed.
P.S. After taking into consideration the quantity of evaluations, it is clear that your presentation was one of (if not THE) highest rated at the conference. Congrats…and thank you :-)
It is rewarding to know that our message and our passion resonated with other educators. After our presentation I was asked by another teacher in our district about writing a newsletter with reading and writing teaching tips. As I consider approaching our curriculum department about writing this, I have decided to try some things out as blog posts first. Who knows what will become of this, but sharing my passion is always something I enjoy.
Have a great week and may you have many celebrations along the way!