This is the third year I’ve participated in #OneWordEdu. It is all about choosing one word as your mantra or a principle to guide your thoughts and decisions and actions throughout the year.
This year my word choice is Simplify. I am a do-er. I like to be busy, jump in to help, be involved, constantly improve. Often times it’s a struggle for me because I spread myself too thin. Last year, my focus on purpose helped me notice and decide what was really valuable. This year, it’s time to take action and simplify those priorities. I will be able to better focus on those tasks and work toward goals that matter to me!
Will you choose a #OneWordEDU to guide your work this year? A favorite tip is to create a graphic (maybe a sketchnote or something like I did above) and print it out to hang near your workspace as a regular reminder.
Many teachers also help their students select a #OneWord for the coming semester. There are lots of resources out there, including this fabulous hyperdoc template from Sean Fahey. I love the idea of students creating a graphic and adding it to a class padlet, like this from Mrs. Montgomery’s 4th Grade Class!
Be sure to comment below and tell us your word and why! Let’s hold each other accountable because we are #BetterTogether!