I really enjoyed my time at the ASCD Conference in San Francisco today, though had to leave early to get back to play in my regular Sunday night basketball game 🙂 The next time I attend one I plan to make arrangements to attend the whole thing — it would certainly be worth it!

The best places to get thoughtful reports on the conference are at Alice Mercer’s blog and at the posts written by David B. Cohen at the InterAct blog. David also has some nice photos there.

I’d love it if others left comments here with their reactions to the workshops and speakers. Or just leave links to what you have written on your own blogs.

I, on the other hand, hung out at the Exhibit Hall and chatted with the great people at the Eye On Education (they’re publishing my next book in April) booth and elsewhere. It was fun meeting Bill Bigelow and Jody Sokolower from Rethinking Schools, one of my longtime favorite publications. I was also able to meet Jason Buell, Dave Orphal, Bill Ferriter, Judie Haynes, Angela Maiers and Eric Sheninger (who lives near where I grew-up in Staten Island). And it was nice to see Marjorie McAneny from Jossey-Bass.

Here are a few photos:

Alice Mercer, David B. Cohen and me

This is @alicemercer getting ready for a webcast at ascd

Alice Mercer getting ready to do a webcast from the Eye on Education exhibit

Larry ferlazzo and Angela maiers at ascd

Angela Maiers and me

Janice silva from Monterrey in Mexico

I’m standing with Janice Silva, who teaches at a school in Monterrey, Mexico. Look  for an interview with her on this blog this spring.