Just got back from Wisconsin’s SLATE conference and my brain is quite full. I enjoyed being around so many other educators who want to see better schools and ideas for our students. Went to several different sessions and heard many great ideas and suggestions, and am excited to start rolling over the elephant and get some of these ideas underway.
We left a bit early from the conference due to the blizzard and my colleague needing to be back for his music concert, so I returned to my school at about 2 p.m. No one seemed to really want to hear about how I am going to single-handedly save education with my newfound knowledge of networked learning, social media, and 21st century skills. As soon as I walked in the door I got to hear about a subpar substitute, 5th grade wrestlemania on the playground in the newly fallen snow, another kid who “accidentally” elbowed someone in the gut, and other bummers. I’ll try again tomorrow to change the world.