I’m a geek. A self-proclaimed geek. And perhaps my inner-geekdom is never more visible than when I’m at a conference. It always feels a little like camp for grown-ups. I meet great people, try to solve the world’s problems over a bagel or a coffee, and I get to learn. Of course, I’m learning every day in the classroom, but going to a conference is different. I’m reveling in colleagues who challenge me with their questions or ideas. I’m taking the time to process, to think, to grapple, to revise. I’m exercising that growth mindset with (sometimes) thousands of others who have all converged in this place to do the same thing. It’s in this spirit of “conferencing” that prompted me to work on a blog about how to make the most of these experiences, to “up” your conference IQ
Of course, one of my favorite parts of any conference is finding that one strategy you can use on Monday; a palpable reminder of everything else you learned and contemplated. Here are a few of our favorite strategy videos on vocabulary so that whether or not you’re heading to a conference soon, at least on Monday you can have that post-conference glow!
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P.S. Speaking of conferences: The Teaching Channel Teams crew is heading to ASCD!
This year’s conference theme is @Every Learner: Someday is Now. Teams will be there showcasing our social and video-enabled professional development platform for schools, districts, and education organizations. Stop by our booth (number 1623) to say hello, see Teams in action, get some Teams goodies, and enter our raffle for a chance to win a SWIVL™.
3 Most Popular Videos on Improving Vocabulary