Welcome back to Term 4, last term of the year!
Hoping you've all had a wonderful holiday break...
Believe it or not, this post's image is the door of a principal's office, and the principal of a school in America. This principal, Hamish, Brewer, said so many motivating things, as part of the keynote at the ILA Conference just a few days ago - including - "Our students are an opportunity not an obligation"! WOW - and that respect and love of our students is what we should all have!
It was such a privilege to hear him, as well as Chelsea Clinton, and other keynotes and key reading researchers from around the world.
I was part of a team in the Special Interest Group on Readability, and our sessions was well attended, and I was complimented on both my content and presentation style - which was a wonderful thing for me? Often, I will present at conferences and think I've done an OK (maybe good?) job - and don't really get any feedback? So, to have people stopping me afterwards, and the next day, telling me they both enjoyed and learned in our presentation - it was just great!
I'm still travelling for a few days now, and back late next week, so I'll sign off, and, don't worry, I'll have a couple more posts about this conference coming your way!
Enjoy your start to this last school term -before you know it - Christmas will be here!