These words were everywhere at FlipTech EastCoast. We heard them spoken aloud in keynotes and presentations; we saw numerous examples on signs and photographs; we experienced them in groups of all sizes: classroom sessions with 5 or 25 people, a pair of teachers eating or drinking at a table, or a large auditorium audience.
The frequency and ubiquity does not make these notions less important, less true, or more cliche. The fact we need reminders, opportunities, and encouragement shows to me the vital importance of these interpersonal qualities, whether we are flippers or not.
A FEW ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTOS STOLEN/BORROWED FROM THE #FTEC18 HASHTAG:
* but, as I will blog soon, it's not at all the only reason
I hastily scrawled some notes yesterday, during an early dinner in a NJ Turnpike rest area, which will fuel future blog posts about some themes I noticed at this weekend's conference. So I guess you have that to look forward to....
I also really need to follow my own advice and...
- signup to explore Edmodo (because: Kate Baker)
- check out Kaizena and Comment Bubble and The Feedback Fix (thanks, Lindsay!)
- read back issues of the FLN Newsletter (mainly because Helaine Marshall told me too),
- investigate UDL more carefully (inspired by Kyle Niemis)
- finish reading Matthew Moore's DIBS book
- consider how to better use in-flip techniques (gracias, Prof. Carolina Buitrago!)
- figure out how to connect with all the folks I barely or never really got to talk with, including but not limited to: Molly Mus, Jennifer Duda, Dan Welty, Laura Garfinkel, Coach Craig, AJ Bianco, Aaron Sams, Gilbert Ng, plus Ken Bauer and Katie Lanier (albeit remotely)