I spent the day with a great bunch of teachers from Clovis Community College, just down the road (or more accurately, up the road) from Portales. I was invited to join the ESL instructors for a professional development day. I had a wonderful time getting to know them and learning from them. Although their program and mine are quite different, I have taught a lot of adult ESL and really love it. And I have always found that there is a lot to be learned from other teachers, regardless of the grade level or even the subject matter they teach.
I hope that this day will help us to forge strong bonds between our programs. And I look forward to meeting with them again.