I love setting goals and making resolutions. I am always trying to become a better version of myself. I want to be a better educator, parent, husband, speaker, and more. As educators we set high standards for our students and we motivate them to become their best. We share and encourage resources to improve the lives of our students. We care passionately about their current and future success. We need to do the same for ourselves.
Each year year I write a blog post to inspire educators to become even better and consider accomplishing something that maybe they didn’t think they could do. I challenge teachers to do something that would benefit their classroom, their students, their district, and themselves. Take a look at my list for 2017 and see if you found some that you already do and some that might be a real challenge. I hope you find this list inspiring. I add to this list and change it each year.
1.) Build A Tribe: I want you to create a community where you can share ideas and challenge each other as educators. Your community can be created in anyway you like. Maybe it’s a Facebook group, a book club, a Pinterest Page, a Twitter hastag, or even a blog or podcast. I really enjoy hosting my own blog. (It could be a personal blog, one for your students, or maybe one for you colleagues.) Share the accomplishments you and your students are experiencing. Ask questions. Ask for help. Share what you have learned. Perhaps you can help olve a problem. Archive your best work. Build connections