I’ve just finished day 3 of the Teachers College Reading Institute. It has been intense, tiring, and inspirational. It’s like a much needed retreat for teachers. Of course I’m learning so much, and trying to process and make sense of everything. I’m meeting a lot of amazing educators from all over the world, plus some of my colleagues at my new school! Even though I’ve been to the summer institutes before, each time I go, I take away new revelations and nuggets that spur me to become a better teacher. I’m so thankful for all the energy, excited and encouragement that these leaders in teaching reading and writing give to us. I’m still processing everything, and I will try to post some more concrete things I’ve learned soon.
During today’s closing keynote session, Kathy Collins shared a clip from the short film Caine’s Arcade as an illustration about how she was given some much needed inspiration and hope after watching this. This was the first time I heard about this, but I guess it did go viral a while ago.
So if you haven’t seen it yet, please watch it!