March 27, 2006

Home from the conference

Usually by mid-March, I am tired of the snow and cold, and my writing projects have been buried under stacks of papers to grade. March is the perfect time to get away from the classroom, the office, the campus, and spend time with colleagues. Perhaps the best part of any conference is talking to friends and hearing their stories: successful classroom strategies, frustrations with job searches, publishing triumphs, or new ideas that they are exploring.

I come home with new books to read, new teaching strategies to test out, new ideas to think about, and new enthusiasm for writing projects. Best of all, we are nearing the end of March. That means spring weather will be here soon.

9 comments:

Laura said...

Welcome home! I really wish I'd been there. Maybe next year.

Friday Mom said...

Welcome back. I enjoyed the blog commentary on the fun stuff. You definitely know how to have fun!

timna said...

you remind me that there was a lot of energizing going on at the conference. as much as I was ready to come home, I think I should look over some of my notes and get galvanized!

or else it's just this cold that's wearing me down.

Tabitha Grimalkin said...

Glad you had a good time at the conference!!

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

Perhaps the best part of any conference is talking to friends and hearing their stories

Not the naked pictures?

listmaker said...

I'm glad you had a good time.

jo(e) said...

Rob: See, the naked photos aren't officially part of the conference. They are part of blogging meet-ups ....

That is why I am going to come and visit you in warm weather.

Mona Buonanotte said...

jo(e): Ooh! Come to Michigan! I'll pose naked and Sergei, well, he might take a bit of arm-twisting.

jo(e) said...

Mona: I have a friend in Detroit who is always begging me to visit. One of these days I will have to plan a road trip.

Don't tell Sergei, but you are the one I'd want naked on my blog.