If July was the month of travel then August is the month of training. I spent four days last week in a training called QTEL, Quality Teaching of English Learners. But, when I turned QTEL into a hashtag on twitter I learned that in the Arab world QTEL stands for something very different. (No I'm not telling. Google it.)
This week many of the PLHS English teachers have been gathering at my house to write benchmark assessments for next year. Next week I go to several technology trainings and the week after that I am back at school for meetings. Before you know it I'll be meeting my new students on the first day of school.