Now, this really is a bright idea -- hold a conference for pre-service teachers that patterns itself off of a reading or english conference so that students get in the groove of being lifelong learners before they graduate. Let them see how cool it is to exchange ideas through poster sessions, to present and hear from their peers. That's what the Michigan Council of Teachers of English has been doing in Lansing for over twenty years. This year there were over 300 teachers and students in attendance. Michael and I did a joint reading at the luncheon, something we don't get to do as often as we'd like. Fun fun. And the poster displays on justice and equality prepared by the students were overwhelmingly impressive. Big thanks to Marilyn Wilson and Sue for all their hard work.
Home for a few hours and off to Waynesville, OH.
Who invented poetry month anyway?
Deep breath. Two more weeks to go.