Today I had the privilege of working with the Warren Writing Project in Indianapolis. They invited me to present a keynote and a few breakout sessions about meaningful minilessons for their first annual summer institute. I was honored.
My first year of teaching I attended a keynote session at a conference and left thinking what a cool position it would be to offer inspiration to teachers through a keynote. Today I stood on the other side of a keynote, getting to be the one to inspire. I shouldn’t be surprise to sit here now and realize I received more than I gave.
Isn’t this what happens when we give? We get in return. It’s like we can’t out-give. The Warren teachers inspired me with their dedication and passion for their practice. They make me proud to be part of this profession. I’m refueled and energized by them. It makes me want to inspire and encourage educators even more. This is one of the best parts of my job — the inspiration and encouragement that often seems to come full circle.
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