For me I’m very quick to jump to the “what does this mean for me and my situation” thinking? After all, that’s why we’re here. While we’ll all certainly enjoy the good people and conversation, we’re here to learn.

That said, I think it’s also wonderful to be able to simply enjoy the energy and specialness of the school. Simply seeing joyful learners, caring teachers in very dense, close quarters is very cool. I’ll do my share of analyzing and constructing but celebrating the successes of others, just like you’d do the same for your friends children, it’s good to do.

I thoroughly enjoyed my few hours on Thursday before the other attendees arrived. I count that as a real treat.