Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Slice of Life-Preparing for NCTE14

Each Tuesday the amazing bloggers at Two Writing Teachers host Slice of Life Stories (SOLS). This is where bloggers link up to share anything they would like to share about what is happening in their lives. 

This week I feel very fortunate to be able to attend my second NCTE annual convention. I attended last year and it was the best professional development I have ever had. I reflected on the experience here and here

This year I am beyond thrilled to be presenting my very first session on a panel with my dear friend Susan Dee and three of my favorite authors, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Jennifer Nielsen and Leslie Connor. Yes, I know, I can't believe it either *pinches self*. 

The experience of putting this presentation together has been wonderful and humbling. With the exception of Susan and I, we all live in different states. There have been countless emails, Google docs and a Google Hangout where we were able to talk together for the first time as a team. 
These ladies are talented, dedicated and know their stuff! I feel blessed to be part of this amazing line up. 

I am very excited to get to DC to see old friends, meet some friends "in person" and make new connections. It is sure to be another experience to remember. 

If you are attending NCTE this year I hope you will consider attending our session (G.46) Grow Through It: Fostering Resilience and Empathy through Story on Saturday morning from 9:30-10:45 in Maryland B. See the Smore below for more info. 


  1. Your session sounds fantastic. Wish I could attend, but we're presenting at the same time!

    Hope to meet you in-person this year, Gigi.

  2. Hope to make it to your session! Those are three of my favorite authors too. What a dream session!

  3. Awesome to imagine your presentation, Gigi. I hope you enjoy it all. Can't make it this year, but will follow along... Happy travels!

  4. I am getting so excited. I can't believe it's here! I hope you can come to the Elementary Get Together. The TWTs will have a table cheering me on. I am so overwhelmed. I wish we could attend everything. I hope we do get to meet at some point.

  5. So exciting! Best of luck! I will be sorry to miss it this year, but I can't wait to hear all about it!