Mister S and I leave on Thursday morning for Chicago to present at NCTE. We’re facilitating a conversation on Sunday morning about teaching literature in the 21st century. It’s essentially an evolution of the presentation we did at the Colorado Language Arts Society conference in September. But we have some work to do before we’re ready to go at NCTE.
And work to do before we’re ready to work on NCTE.
Like the 88 position analysis assignments I had to grade this weekend. And the 32 short stories I need to read in the next two days. And the first issue of the journal I edit that I had to finish, get printed, label with 435 mailing addresses, and take to the person who mails them. And lesson plans for my substitute teacher who will be here Thursday and Friday. And figuring out how to get from the airport to the hotel in Chicago. It goes on and on.
And in case you’re wondering, I’m sitting in my classroom right now in my winter coat. No heat in the building yet today.
There’s the bell. I’m off for several classes in a row….