What did I learn?

I just got back from my convention/retreat.  It was great.  I had a blast and worked so hard each day that I could barely string together a sentence by five o’clock each day.  I met great people, solid connections, and was able to form community.  By the time I left, we all commented on how much we had learned and what we could take back to our districts and writing sites.  (This was for the National Writing Project, for those who know what that is)

The problem is now that I’m home, it’s hard to verbalize everything I learned. People seem to think that I can sum up five days of work can be summed up in a sound bite or a worksheet.  On the one hand, people do need to know what I learned.  On the other hand, the expectation that I can just spout it out in a quick conversation is ridiculous.

What to do?  I suppose I should jot out my thoughts on everything we did and everything that happened and then maybe work on a cheat sheet of bullet points for quick conversations.  After that, those conversations might be easier.  I don’t know.  It’s a thought.  I just don’t know how to summarize what I learned.

I am the language lover and these are my thoughts.

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