It's seems impossible to believe that my #oneword2022 #momentum year is over. It was truly a remarkable year with so many amazing highlights. Back when I set my #oneword2022, I set four mini goals to keep my momentum going and build on it.  

Out of those four mini goals, I was definitely more successful in some of the areas than others.  

Reviewing what are the ABCs of Transforming Learning are-

Two weeks ago, I shared a blog post called H = Highlight Ways That Our Students Can Use Computer Science.  Another way that I pushed further out of my comfort zone this year was to build on my understanding of how my students could use computer science. In this post, I will share how I began to use computer science programs such as Scratch and Tinkercad with my students and the rewards that it brought.

This week, we will focus on I = Invest in YOU: The Power of Reflection.  For the past sixteen weeks, I have focused on ways that you can transform learning.  I hope that you have taken these ideas and added them to your practice. Now, we will take lessons that you have learned and take a step back. For this blog post, we will use some adapted thinking routines to help each of us reflect on the year that just ended and the year that is starting. 

I = Invest in YOU: The Power of Reflection

The two thinking routines that I will be sharing with you I  have been adapted to use for reflection. 

Reflect on 2022:  Compass Points

This year was so exciting. I got the opportunity to present at so many amazing conferences. I learned so much as I embarjed on my ISTE certification journey. Plus, Tannenbaum Tech LLC took off with several paid jobs and I paid off my book costs.

My biggest worry looking back was my health and weight. I had high hopes that this was going to be the year I got that all together, but that didn't happen.  I need to figure this out in 2023.

I need to remember the importance of taking care of myself and make time for that. Working on my professional growth is important and so is my personal well being.

2022 overall was a great year for me. I definitely maintained and built momentum throughout the year.

Look Forward to 2023: 

Generate, Sort, Connect, Elaborate

Lots of ideas came to mind including ideas to build my business, develop a healthier lifestyle, build family relationships and develop my school community

As I moved my ideas together, they formed 4 central areas.

I then connected my ideas together on my organizer.

That's when the word: DEVELOP came to me.

Introducing my #oneword2023: DEVELOP

To develop means to grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate

As I considered my Generate, Sort, Connect, and Elaborate organizer, I noticed that the ideas I shared could for the most part be sorted or grouped into 4 categories- for my business, for my school community, for my health and for my family.  As I further delved into these categories, I noticed that these were all areas that I want to grow or advance in my life. 

The more I thought about it, the more, develop seemed just right for 2023. I want to take these categories, these special areas and people in my life and advance them to the next level.