The second annual (Can you believe it?) EdCamp Philly was on Saturday, May 21st. I had a fantastic time seeing old friends, learning new tools, and debating some great educational topics.
For me, the biggest takeaway came in the form of a question: Have I saturated my taste for new tools? While I'm always looking for more engaging ways to reach students and teachers, I think I'm more interested in refining my pedagogical philosophies than adding to my "tool box."
In an effort to sharpen my focus on quality instruction, I am going to reduce the feeds in my Google Reader, reread a few of my favorite Marzano titles, and research for my dissertation.
While I'll never fully lose the curiosity and desire to learn about new tools, a focus on instruction will drive my summer.
Thanks, EdCamp Philly. I needed that.