I could not have had a better time though! I am beyond blessed to have presented 4 sessions for SDE for the I Teach 1st conference on Tuesday.
If you would have asked me three years ago if I would ever be a presenter for a teacher conference, I would have laughed at you. Public speaking in front of adults was NOT my thing. Put me in front of 6 year olds, and we are good to go, but my peers…no way!
I am SO happy that I forced myself out of my comfort zone, and gave it a try last year. Planning for four sessions this year, with a newborn, was quite the challenge. It is seriously HARD WORK, but so worth it in the end. I met the most AMAZING people in my sessions!! Seriously, the nicest teachers!!
Now that it’s over with, I have about a million things that I would like to tweak, change, add, improve, etc. It’s all a learning process when it comes to presenting. I am just a teacher, not by ANY means a professional presenter. I hope to continue to work at it, and get better each time.
During my first session, we surprised the attendees by having the people from GoNoodle come into our room while we were doing a Brain Break. If you do not use GoNoodle, you MUST try it out this coming school year!! So much fun.
If you attended one of my sessions, THANK YOU!! I hope that you were able to pick up at least a couple of ideas that you can use in your classroom this coming school year. I will be sharing some of the ideas and freebies on my blog that I discussed in my sessions over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned.
After the I Teach 1st conference, I attended the 2nd annual Teachers Pay Teachers Conference. It is sooooo inspirational!!
I’m leaving Vegas today with a full heart. I LOVE getting to spend a week with my “virtual” teacher friends that I have become friends with over the past couple of years. They all make me a better teacher.
By the way, did you notice my fun, new, and colorful blog design!! Megan from a Bird in Hand Designs was so wonderful to work with. She could read my mind perfectly, and I just love it. I was so happy that we found each other at the TpT conference this morning!