I just spent a week at Teacher’s College of Columbia University for a Writer’s Workshop institute. There were multiple tracks to this experience. The educational aspects of writer’s workshop, administrative planning, our own writing practices, and the list goes on.
When I was packing prior to the institute I was pretty certain I would experience aspects of the above tracks. For whatever reason I didn’t really calculate the power of the connections I would encounter, even though I experience it everyday with my PLN.
I’m truly grateful for the experiences that presented themselves during this week. Each one has changed my thinking, learning and writing in more ways than expected. I’ll be sharing another post later this week about writing, learning and being a writing principal and what it all means, but for now I just want to appreciate the connections, trying new things, taking risks, meeting new people and reaching out to keep connections alive. Thank you.