The past two weeks have truly been a whirlwind. On August 14th, we began our preservice week at school and this past Monday, August 21st, it was our first day of school for students. In other words, the last 2 weeks have been not only exciting but also exhausting, There is no tired like first week of school tired, right?
That is why this week's blog post is so important- we cannot do it all so zooming in and determining a focus for the year for both our professional and personal lives is essential. We so often say that we don't have the time to do this, but during the last few months, I realized that I needed to make time for this.
Reviewing what are the ABCs of Transforming Learning are-
Two weeks ago, I shared a blog post called Y= Yield Better Digital Learning with these Tips. As we begin the school year, it can be easy to go directly into content (after all, we have so much of it to cover, right?) However, I believe that if we want our students to be better digital learners, we need to provide them first with a strong foundation using proper digital habits and also ensure that we, as educators, use tools to promote creation with them.
This week, we will focus on Z = Zoom in and Determine a Focus for the Year. As I shared in this post's introduction, there is an palpable excitement in the year as the school year begins. Along with that excitement, educators can also experience "first week tiredness" as our bodies adjust to the rhythm of being back at school. We are full of idealism and it is super easy to overextend ourselves. We need to take a step back and determine a focus for the year,