A bunch of my colleagues and I will be spending the weekend together for the Michigan Reading Conference. We come every year and we have the BEST time. Today there were three of us at the preconference. We learned a lot, but I think more importantly, we laughed at lot. Like when our key cards wouldn't let us out of the parking garage. Or back in.
Tomorrow seven more colleagues will join us. It will be so refreshing to be learners together and to maybe remember again what our students must sometimes feel like...lost, insignificant, but hopefully...surrounded by friends.