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I am home.
My brain is on fire (and I don’t just mean because our house is 85 degrees due to the air conditioning not yet being replaced after our house was smashed into by a drunk driver—that’s another story).
I mean that after three days of professional development at the Illinois Reading Council Conference I am beyond inspired.
It feels so good to be overflowing with ideas. I am determined to battle against the feeling of letdown that comes with returning back to the reality of my current classroom after being immersed in the possibilities.
Possibilities make me hopeful.
This morning, Cris Tovani joked, “I’m getting nervous because I’ve taught 29 years and I still haven’t figured it out.” This statement, coming from the likes of Tovani, is validating.
Lifelong learning is a good thing.