NCTE is under way!

The four of us spent a little bit of time during last night's dinner at Coco Pazzo Cafe chatting about the panel presentation we're giving this Saturday. (L-R: Troy, Patrick, Stacey, and Ruth)

We’re excited to be in Chicago for NCTE!

Last night we had dinner with Patrick Allen, Mary Helen Gensch, and Troy Rushmore.  This morning we’re meeting up with some of the Slicers for breakfast.  Tomorrow afternoon we’ll be presenting with Patrick and Troy.  After our presentation we’ll head over to the Stenhouse Booth (#303) in the Exhibit Hall from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. where we’ll sign Day by Day.  If you are a TWT reader we hope you’ll come to our presentation and/or to the Stenhouse Booth.

In case you missed earlier NCTE posts, here’s some information about our upcoming presentation:

Exploring Independence as Readers & Writers: For Ourselves and Our Students

Saturday, November 19th from 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. (Session I.13)

Chicago Hilton, Boulevard Room B, Second Floor

Independence opens a new world for learners. Modeling our own literacy is key in helping students become independent, thoughtful decision-makers. Nudging independence involves wise teaching, consistent modeling, and gradual empowerment. This session focuses on the rituals and routines we, as educators, use to nurture independence in young readers and writers.