Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ML Workshop Weekend

My brain is done hurting.
Oh, I jest!
Or do I?????

I attended (and presented) Friday's workshop #1 with the magnificent Therese and the effervescent Jocelyn. We had so much fun connecting with the moms.

Shout out to Coreen, Corie!, Nancy, Suzanne, Veronica, Jorien and Corrina!!! We had a lot of laughs, great discussion and tons of enthusiasm as everyone caught onto the foundations of Mediated Learning.

I would insert the pictures I took, but my camera is still acting up.
Boo, camera, Boo!!!!!! :(

I will say, however, that I scored a seat next to the food and the bowl of chocolate mints that Jocelyn brought. The bowl was empty at the end of the day and I may have contributed to that.
Hard to tell.

This was a great group to hang out with and they were very forgiving when I introduced myself with, "...most of you have had the pleasure of speaking with me on the phone."
What I meant to say was, "I have had the pleasure of speaking with you on the phone."
This was how the morning began...raucous laughter from start to end--and not all of it was caused by my innate ability to collect embarrassing moments like a bad hobby ;)

Saturday I attended Workshop #4 Learning Challenges. Have you attended that one yet?
You need to.
But be forewarned: it.is. INTENSE.

I came home after the workshop and went to sleep for 10 hours after the workshop. It was that intense.*** My brain was saying, "Thanks for all the info. Now go to sleep so I can store it in its proper places."
I was all too happy to oblige.
Shout out to great hubby who put the kids to bed for his wife who was sawing logs!

I LOVED this workshop. I was a bit hesitant to attend because I don't have any (that I know of) learning challenges in my home that fall under the typical labels of ADD, Autism spectrum, and the like.
But the information I learned about strengthening the cognitive functions and the stories that other mothers shared about where their kids struggle was a treasure all its own.

Shout out to Veronica, Jorien, Lynn, Yvonne and Ann--all incredible ladies who I love to spend time with and were most gracious with me as we neared the end of the workshop and I became convinced that I had all the cognitive function weaknesses that were being pointed out.
I claim being on overload as my defense!

Anyhow, if you can get to one of these workshops, do it!
The time invested will pay off tremendously.

***it must be mentioned that I did too workshops back to back. So, "intense" is a relative description here :)

1 comment:

ann said...

Speaking of embarrassing moments, it definitely is time for you to visit my house; we fixed the ladder. And yes, someone else gets your sense of humor. Don't you hear me laughing? More than that, I get zee muy dramatique diva ahnd I zink she ees zo vunny, yah! (please don't ask me what type of accent I was attempting there).