In front of the John Lennon Wall in Prague.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

SOL 2016 Day 24: Going Back to Teachers College

Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life March Challenge 2016
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Yesterday I got the email I've been waiting for.  Along with two of my co-workers, I've been accepted for a second year of Writing Workshop training at Columbia University's Teachers College in New York. 

Last August, studying at Teachers College was one of the most inspirational experience of my educational career.  I loved participating in mini-lessons, listening to advice from expert writing teachers and writing, writing, writing. I was in heaven.

Then being able to work with my coachee teachers in bringing writing workshop to life in their classrooms has been incredibly rewarding. It's wonderful to see students engaged in writing that is personal and authentic. 

This has been an incredible journey, and I'm glad it's not over. See that smile on my face? I expect to look like that again this summer.  


  1. Congratulations! I was there last summer in August! This year I am hoping to attend Reading Workshop, still waiting to hear...

  2. I am SO jealous! I want to work with a teacher who has had this experience. In my opinion, one of the best professional development you can do. Congratulations. Enjoy every second.

  3. Congratulations! How wonderful!

  4. Congratulations! I will be at my first Writing Institute (in June- are you there then or August?) and I can not wait! Yippee for great PD!

    1. Oh you will love it! It was a wonderful experience. I wish I were going to be there in June - it would be fun to meet you in person - but I got into the August sessions. After we are both done, we'll have to compare notes.

  5. How exciting! Writer's workshop has revolutionized my teaching practice. How awesome that you get to spend a week of your summer with others in the field who are also doing this. Yay!

  6. What an incredible opportunity!