Friday, March 14, 2008
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.