Sunday, February 12, 2017

Celebrating Widening the Circle

Ruth Ayres has a link-up on weekends where people link to posts that are celebrations about their week. I love this reminder to celebrate every week.

This week I'm celebrating Widening the Circle. It's a wonderful education conference that I've attended at least six or seven times now. I've posted about it before because I always learn something new there. The focus is on Native American and Hmong Indigenous education. I appreciate learning traditional ways of living and teaching. Forrest Brooks (see the picture above) shared how to interact with others in good ways. We shared and learned from each other about ways to have peace in our lives and ways to interact productively. I also had the opportunity to share about how to create inclusive libraries. The conference is something I look forward to every year because I get to connect with new and old friends and improve my teaching and my life. I'm so thankful for the people who make the event happen each time.


  1. I checked out your links. This is something I wish I knew more about. I have done a bit of PD for two NM Native American schools--Navajo and Mescalero Apache.

  2. This sounds wonderful, Crystal. It's such a troubling time that I imagine it felt good to be there. I'll check your links, too.

    1. Yes, in light of the political changes, it was good to be with people who are inclusive and seeking to make things better in the world especially for our children.