Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Learnin' to Teach

I am attending this conference this week called The Responsive Classroom. I am exhausted every evening. I am even more tired from the conference than I am when I teach kindergarten. This is not so good since I should be getting ready for our big road trip across the country, but instead, the bed draws me in.

As a teacher, there are these moments that change you. I feel that happening at this conference. Ideas that I once prescribed to are no longer acceptable. Theories that made sense to me before seem without purpose. The fact that this conference is actually worth the money is a rarity and I couldn't be happier. The fact that I am participating in the conference in August just makes me all that more excited to start a whole new crew of five year olds.

2 comments:

Eyes said...

I bet you are well regarded for what you do because you are passionate about it :)

Lara said...

It's always great to have professional development that is rejuvenating. I read "The First Six Weeks of School" this summer (I saw it on their website) and it had great ideas. Good luck on your new school year!