Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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!

11 comments:

Valerianna said...

Oooo, that's your friend who lives so close to me. Someday I WILL look her up! Its a beautiful thing, btw!

Velma said...

v, you must meet her-visit her shop-see her work in person (or induck)

jude said...

is that paper?

aimee said...

omg, that is TOO gorgeous!!

Uschi said...

practicing finger-tip sensitivity
watching the world through tiny holes
completely absorbed
diving into it
like when you're reading

it IS marvelous

Velma said...

jude, it IS
aimee, it IS
uschi, it IS, YES

Fiona Dempster said...

Just so beautiful Velma - I want to reach out and touch it. Am glad the conference is valuable and affirming. Go well

kaite said...

lovely, and yes i can see it - looking thru the tiny holes.
sounds like a very worthwhile conference.

neki desu said...

good list, esp #8.
most of the times we're too severe w. ourselves
that lovely paper's your prize

deanna7trees said...

can you feel the holes? i keep seeing braille.

Velma said...

this paper is light and soft and strong, oh, and beautiful. neki, i hear you.