I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but I have revamped my blog and made a commitment to write a little each day to get back in the blogging saddle again. I decided it was time to make blogging a more consistent habit, as it helps me work through ideas to really solidify what it is I really believe about education. After all, blogging is the duct tape that holds what’s left of my sanity together.
Another thing that’s good for my sanity is setting yearly goals, so I can get better a little at a time over these next 12 months. Below are the professional goals I’ve set myself for this coming 2017:
- Don’t try and do everything. Ask for help when you need it; others can help you even if they think they can’t.
- Be more overtly consistent in communicating connections between actions and philosophy. I can see the connections between the vision and what we’re doing to change, but not everyone else does.
- Put my ego aside more often. That’s when the best things happen and you truly start listening and considering all options and ideas.
- Be brave, confident that what we’re doing is pretty awesome for students. Don’t always assume challenges and pushback equate to wrongness.
- Grab on to one or two things that are already already positive and good and magnify it in our culture. Stop trying to always identify problems and fix them – try to increase the good that’s already there.
As a life-long perfectionist, I have to always remember I’m a work in progress. Hopefully these goals will give me a little focus for getting better.
Have a happy, safe, and learning-filled 2017, everyone.