A week has gone by since the last two conferences (see previous posts), and a lot is still very fresh in my mind. And what's amazing is that since they have both ended, greater things have begun.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” (Benjamin Franklin)
For starters, I have become an even bigger fan of Twitter and Facebook! Well, if you know me, you may not be surprised (lol) but the fact is that through blogging, tweeting and posting it has become even clearer to me how great a community is out there for professional development...and the cherry on top is the new friendships you make! Such wonderful people online, sharing, (re)connecting and you really do feel like your circle has gotten bigger.
My greatest challenge these days is keeping up, and putting into practice the great ideas I have learned recently. I confess to still feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything that is available; as wondrous as it may be ... how to keep up?? And how to prevent myself from forgetting so many great things that I know my students would love?!?
Yep, I have some homework to do on all of this, but I just had to share how great a feeling it is to be a part of such a huge community of friends. The coolest thing is that whenever I travel abroad, there will be one, or two, or perhaps three people that I will look forward to meeting! o/
Recently, I watched Vicky Saumell's session on 'Speaking Homework,' of which I have already commented on. It was great meeting her face-to-face, and before that, I had previously 'tweeted' with people in Rio and other Brazilian states. When we did meet up (or should I say "tweet up") it was great fun.
My question to you: what do YOU do to remember all those awesome ideas you saw in conferences? I would love to read your suggestions.
Have a great week, and happy teaching / learning!