Thursday, June 29, 2006

Winding Down

The past 4 weeks (4 months for the staff) has been like driving towards the horizon. And finally, though it always remains at a distance, we seem to getting closer to the end of our time together.

Although we still have a few days left, our trip to Tamasag tomorrow is the beginning of the end in my mind. The time off will be nice when July 7 elapses but the time we've been here has been amazing.

Wednesday felt like a day of "things we NEED to know". From Elsa teaching us about writing in the ELA classroom, which offered more lessons on the ELA population than many of us have learned in years, to Nancy's demo on "How to Change the World" from a kid's perspective, not exactly a light subject but one that does inspire. There is little doubt that both of these amazing teachers do just that everyday.

And lastly... of all of the amazing author's chairs this year, and they have been powerful, profound, and escapist, Donna's struck the biggest cord with me personally. It is a piece (a book hopefully... one day) that NEEDS to be published, NEEDS to be read... by everyone. It will change many. It already has...

4 comments:

Megan E. Freeman said...

I love reading about all this stuff but I really want to read the stuff itself...

Share, please. Pretty please?

J.Malone said...

I'm trying... more podcasts coming soon...

Donna said...

Thank you Jason - I can't thank the institute enough for giving me a voice ... both personally and professionally. I'm different now and glad.

J.Malone said...

No... Thank You...

(you need to read this in a creepy voice sort of way to get the full effect)