In April, I'll be taking part in the AERA annual meeting, which is going to be right here in Philadelphia. I'm not a researcher, but I collaborated with a researcher and two fellow teachers on a vocabulary intervention recently and we'll be having a round table discussion about that experience. I know I learned a lot and I hope the data shows that my learners did too! I can say that their post-test scores (not related to the intervention, but something we give all learners after 50-60 hours) were far better than any other group I've taught before ... hmmm, coincidence?
What all of this boils down to: I may not be posting here too much for a month or two while I juggle everything else. I hope to put up a few "hi there" posts, at a minimum! And I'm really, really interested in pulling all of this new learning together somehow, sometime soon ... so stay tuned?