Saturday, November 19, 2016

JOIN: Celebrating Feeling More Whole

Every Saturday, join me as I CELEBRATE This Week 
with Ruth Ayres from Discover. Play. Build.

This weekend I'm in at Atlanta for the National Council of Teachers of English conference. I'm lucky enough to share my experiences as a teacher who writes and maybe possibly hopefully inspire teachers to write and to write with their students. It was soul-warming to be with educator, author, and illustrator friends who are family to me now. 

To say I needed this weekend is a complete understatement. Since the election last week, I've been processing so much information and feeling overwhelmed and shaken in a way I haven't felt since September 11th, 2001. I knew connecting with some of the people who I admire most in this world and having thoughtful conversations with them was going to be good for my soul. And it was. It really was. I'll be back next week to share more of my experience with remarkable people this weekend but today I'm celebrating Ruth Ayres.
Ruth is one of the most inspiring women I know. She's passionate about reaching student writers and her ideas take teachers to the core of what we need to address first with students. I'm so proud to know her and getting to catch up was only one teeny part of how this conference helped buoy me up so I can keep moving forward. 

What are you finding to celebrate this weekend?
Even if it's a small bit of celebration that we can find, please share!

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