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Slice of Life 21: Spring Comes to the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

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By Janice Ewing

Today actually felt like spring, even though slush still lingers from yesterday’s snow. It wasn’t just the warmer temperature and intermittent sunshine. Today was PAWLP’s Saturday Seminar, and spring was in the air at the West Chester Graduate Center. There was the fun of reconnecting with friends and colleagues, the anticipation of new learning and growth, and the energy of throwing open the windows to let in fresh ideas. Mary Buckelew, the director of the program, welcomed everyone, and Linda Kershner and Theresa Moslak introduced the keynote speakers, Lynne Dorfman and Diane Dougherty, who presented an interactive session based on their book Grammar Matters. This was followed by a choice of related breakout sessions, facilitated by Lynne and Diane, Bruce Perlman, and Linda Kershner. We ended with a drawing of raffle tickets with professional books donated by Reading Matters as prizes. Seeds were planted throughout the day. With nourishment from caring teachers, much learning will flower this spring!

* This “Slice of Life” post is part of a larger blog series, hosted by the blog site, Two Writing Teachers: A Meeting Place for a World of Reflective Writers.


???????????Janice Ewing is an adjunct for Cabrini College and a co-director for the Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project. Janice co-facilitates PAWLP’s “Continuity Days” and this blog. She is an avid reader and writer, and especially enjoys writing poems.

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  1. lynnedorfman #

    Like spring, the PAWLPDAY and educators that gather there always awakens a rebirth of wonder! Thanks for sharing this delightful extended metaphor, Janice. Your “Slice of Life” pieces are all worth reading and have inspired me to try this Slice of Life challenge next year!

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    March 22, 2015
  2. Sounds like a great day of learning! Bound to bring in a bumper crop that Lynne Dorfman.

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    March 21, 2015
  3. Sounds like a great learning day!

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    March 21, 2015
  4. rosecappelli #

    Great sprin analogy! Love opening the windows to let in fresh ideas!

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    March 21, 2015
  5. Lisa #

    Sounds like a great way to spend the day! I miss these sorts of PD sessions. They just aren’t available in my area, and our board has stopped spending the money on them. 😦

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    March 21, 2015
  6. “Throwing open the windows to let in fresh ideas”–What a great way to welcome spring! Thanks for sharing.

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    March 21, 2015
  7. “Seeds were planted throughout the day.” Spring lives as long as we are learning!

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    March 21, 2015
  8. I love Grammar Matters! How lucky to get to interact with them. Thanks for sharing your day of growing learning.

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    March 21, 2015

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