So, as the title implies, I just got back from NTPRS 2016. I feel like a different person. NTPRS is one of the national TPRS conferences put on by the great folks at TPRS Books. I have had the great privilege to attend a two day workshop previously, but five whole days of "experienced track" TPRS teaching was an incredible gift. I took Japanese, Romanian, and Latin classes and every day experienced the feeling of being a novice student and completely clueless. I met some amazing, dedicated teachers who are trying to repair the world, just like me, through language teaching (and oh so much more). I made some great friends and found a whole new community to inspire me.
I have so many blog posts rolling around in my head and feel inspired to actually write them. But first and foremost, I want to say thank you to everyone who came up to me and said that my deskless classroom helped inspire them.
I LOVE YOU.
I leaned so much this week that I can't even begin to process it. Since I tend to process by writing, I plan on using my next few posts to process some of my aha moments and huge takeaways from the different workshops that I attended.
Suffice it to say that I was reminded just how important my work is, and that I am not alone.
Also, here's me with all the books I bought spread out on the floor of my office....I am most pleased.