It’s Really Real! {CELEBRATE This Week: 181}

I’m glad you are here to celebrate! 

Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. Check out the details hereCelebrate This Week goes live on Friday night around 10(ish). Consider it as a weekend celebration. Whenever it fits in your life, add your link. 

Please leave a little comment love for the person who links before you.


I launched my first course from the Discover. Play. Build. PD School. Less than 12 hours later and 68 people have enrolled!  I can’t wait to hear your stories. Will you share them with me? Leave a comment and let me know how conferring with student writers impacts YOU. There are a ton of ways it impacts children, but I’d love to hear the ways it impacts you.
I’ll go first.
Conferring changes me because I hear children’s stories. I realize there is so much more to a child than learning the academics. When they share their stories or interests, I remember the reasons I wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to make the world better one child at a time. It starts with knowing their stories. From there, I help them tell their stories better. I teach them to use their voices to change the world. And in some small way, it makes me know stories matter. Every story matters.
Thanks for celebrating with me. I can’t wait to hear your celebrations about how conferring impacts you.


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  1. Ruth, its exciting to watch your course develop, especially so for me as I've expanded my PD work the past couple of years to include the internet as a venue. You will be such a blessing to so many teachers through this venture. I am cheering for you!

  2. I have always believed that “everyone needs a Ruth” and now everyone can have one! Sounds like a blog post in the works. Congratulations on your success, though I am not a bit surprised. I can't wait to see what is next.