Well, I survived Day #3 of training, woo hoo. Only, 2 more days. I love to go to conferences, I always learn new things. These days have been long, almost painful. The days have consisted of a lot of research reading and not a lot of actual classroom practice. But, this is what I have learned...
I don't enjoy reading research articles for hours at a time.
If you sit in the back of the room, you can plan lessons, while everyone else is reading the research articles.
I do enjoy looking at other teachers' classrooms and seeing what works.
I don't like clap, clap, clap - to get my attention. I probably won't be doing that with my babes anymore.
If, I am not engaged - then I am bored. I'm sure my little ones feel the same way. So, I will be doing less talking and more interacting with them.
I love spending lunch with my co-workers - talking. We don't get to do much of that during the school day.
If the speaker gets really boring I can pretend that I am here (see below)
The last thing that I learned is - don't forget to bring lots of Starbucks and snacks.