Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Back to Bloggin' with a Slice of Life

As much as I enjoy blogging, it has been difficult for me to keep up. I'm venturing back and linking up with Two Writing Teachers for a Slice of Life Story.

" Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen."  Horace Mann

It is these words that inspired me make a dream come true.

I am a huge fan of the Reading and Writing Project at the Teachers College in New York. Last year, I applied to attend one of their summer institutes and was accepted. I had to decline because I was switching schools and there were no funds.

Flash forward... I'm in a new school and asked by my principal to work with a colleague to help teachers in assessing writing and also provide teachers with resources to help with their lessons in the teaching of writing. As we tackled this project, I inspired 3 teachers to apply for the summer institutes this year. After securing funds, we successfully applied.

What a surprise when we learned all 3 of us were wait listed! One of my colleagues got into the reading institute and I was still left waiting. After much persistence, I  am now blessed with the opportunity to attend both the writing and reading institutes in a little less than a week. This is a dream come true. I will be surround by many who share the same passion, teaching reading and writing to make a difference even if its in the life of one child.

I will reflect on my experience and share whatever I can.