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The session had just ended at the conference I was attending. I watched as a renowned literacy educator walked toward the group of young presenters to congratulate them on the smart ideas they’d shared. Though I was already standing and ready to leave, I lingered to watch the exchange. I thought back to my earliest days as an educator and the sessions I’d delivered. I thought about how unsure I’d felt on occasions. I thought about how passionately I’d shared ideas and pondered whether or not they were sound. And then I thought about how exhilarating this must be for those young professionals as they embark on the work of a lifetime. I watched the presenters engage in conversation and receive congratulations, and I thought that this is indeed the pinnacle of professionalism.