Friday, March 14, 2008

Memorable Experience

WOW! What a ride! I've been moved to tears, angered by thought provoking prompts, inspired by intelligence and wisdom of acquaintances I now consider friends and mentors. The years of experience in this room and the knowledge I take from those in attendance empowers me and for that I thank YOU, all those who participated in the Literacy Academy. I have learned sooo much and feel I'm a better teacher for having attended. My students look forward to the ideas I return to class with after my professional development days in Rolla . They have enjoyed and grown from the lessons I have pulled from my giant black binder. Ultimately, the success of the Literacy Academy is shown through the growth of my students.

Power of Brevity

"For sale: baby shoes, never used." by Hemingway. Wow! So few words say so much! I'm addicted to the six word story. Try it yourself, I'd love to hear from you. Below are a few of mine:
Composer, who is not so composed.
Learning you're antique, "Thank you mam."
Grain of sand, turned pearl someday.