what i learned

1. a teacher needs to choose what new stuff she needs to learn
2. in education this is called student driven, NOT something public schools condone
3. there are a zillion new tricks and ideas that i can steal from other teachers
4. a conference is a good place for that
5. i am doing lots of things right
6. modeling, modeling, modeling
7. a good reader is a good writer is a good reader is a good writer (practice)
and then carol sent this to me, a marvel of texture, color, and pattern. how does this relate to teaching reading? guess!