Mrs. T and I spent the day at NHCSS, so she was joking that she was being a social studies teacher for Halloween. Our peers in the profession seemed delighted to have an English teacher in their midst, and our presentation went really well. We were presenting on Multi-Genre, which we’ve done before, so we’re comfortable doing it. Admittedly, it was a bit nerve-wracking that the presenter in the session before ours ran long, but we still ended up with plenty of time to set up, and everything was smooth after that. We got some nice feedback.
I really enjoyed the keynote, which was about civics education, and the other sessions were good, too. I went to one on socratic seminars and one on teaching controversial political things because I do both, and it’s good to add more tools to the toolbox. At lunch- which was delicious- I got to talk more about political things because it came up that it’s my APUSGOV class that’s had all the candidate visits these past two years.
So that was cool.
And I got home just in time to see a bunch of my students trick-or-treating!