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Friday, November 17, 2006

Catching up from Wednesday 11/15/06 Anticipation

11/16/06 11:59am

Well, I am having a great time at NWP and NCTE, but I have had problems with wi-fi connections. So, instead of a fast report, I have a travel log (side note: I wonder how many genres we can report our NWP/NCTE experience in through blog spaces?) update of my journey on Wednesday.

Travel Log 11/15/06

11:00am: Capital City Airport

Well I’m sitting at the Capital City Airport anxious to travel to Nashville for the National Writing Project and National Council of Teachers of English conference. I picked up my “junior pilot” wings, so I am ready to be flying! I have window seats the entire ride today. I can hear some people a few seats away talking about heading to Nashville. They sound like they are in the field of linguistics. It’s sort of neat, there are several people waiting for the plane here and the buzz is coming from these two travelers…English teachers ;)

I am looking forward to the excitement of the conference that is exuberated from the gathering of English teachers. Time to board…

1:00pm Detroit Airport

I am looking forward to attending the NWP sessions all day tomorrow. I know that the collaboration with other teachers will be valuable.

I am also looking forward to hearing Elie Wiesel at the opening ceremony of NCTE. A few years ago I taught his book Night. This book provides an amazingly eye-opening experience of the Holocaust. I imagine hearing him speak live will be a thoughtful, powerful.

The many authors at this conference always bring excitement. When I mention this part of the conference to my students I see some faces light up in wonder about an author they are familiar with being present at the conference. Alice Sebold is one of my favorite authors. I remember the first time that I read The Lovely Bones. Stunning…chilling…an amazing read. I hope that I’ll get to see or meet the creator of the character Suzie Salmon at her presentation on Saturday.

On Friday afternoon I am presenting with three other teachers on collaborative teacher reflection. Our session titled, “How Many Cups of Coffee Does It Take to be the Compleat Teacher?: The First Year” focuses on collaborative reflection with teachers from various school settings. Our team followed Simon Hole and Grace Hall McEntee’s reflection protocol to discuss narratives of specific teaching situations. We’ll share our process as well as what we discovered about collaborative reflection.




The many authors at this conference always bring excitement. When I mention this part of the conference to my students I see some faces light up in wonder about an author they are familiar with being present at the conference. Alice Sebold is one of my favorite authors. I remember the first time that I read The Lovely Bones. Stunning…chilling…an amazing read. I hope that I’ll get to see or meet the creator of the character Suzie Salmon at her presentation on Saturday.

3:00pm

I’m here! Nashville, TN. At the airport I found out that I was on the same flights as Past-President of NCTE Dr. Patricia Stock. Patti and I know one another from Michigan State University’s Writing Center and the Red Cedar Writing Project. Patti and I shared a taxi to the convention center and explored the Opryland Hotel this afternoon. There we saw Randy Boomer, another Past-President of NCTE. I met some amazing educators by walking around with Patti  We headed to a seafood dinner delight this evening…yum.

Traveling and time changes have warn me out.

Signing off for Wednesday, November 15, 2006.

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