Last summer I attended the Oswego Writing Institute in August. In addition to learning from published authors, illustrators, and various experts in the area of writing.
As if this isn't exciting enough, I was invited to teach a break out session each day, with more attending on the second day because of the feedback shared by previous attendees. I learned and taught.
SUNY Oswego hosts this great Writing Institute again this month with new speakers, presenters, and authors. I'm not able to attend this year but am grateful for the valuable information I learned last summer. I learned things to apply to the classroom and my own life.
When we attend a conference with our eyes, ears, and hearts open, there are many lessons we can receive . Ones we are meant to share with others as we move along life's path for us.
The school district I work for has transitioned into "Leader in Me" schools, at least for our elementary buildings at this time. The training started this Spring and offered tools, strategies, plans, and information that focus first on us as a person, then us as a staff member of MACS.
If you are familiar with Steven Covey, then the "Leader in Me" will make complete sense. Covey wrote a book and started with trainings to improve business, a principal applied this to her elementary school, and the result...lives, environments, and communities changed for the better.
I'm thankful to work for a district that values not only their students but also the staff working with their students. The principals taught can be adapted, carried out, and applied in our homes and private lives too. The next time you attend a conference, what is the life lesson you can take away with you?
Why do you attend conferences and workshops in the field you work, study, or pursue?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323