I have enjoyed reading several posts and tweets from educators who are sharing their #OneWord2017 (or, in our school board, #SGDSB1Word). I wasn’t sure if I would contribute a word — there are so many words to choose from! — I have commitment issues… — but a colleague from Dorion captured my attention tonight on Twitter:
— Dave Binette (@djb192) January 11, 2017
Dave’s honesty was refreshing, and I can understand why balance is so important. Sometimes my own balancing act resembles a performer with spinning plates on long sticks.
So, to honour the need for balance in my own life, I have chosen plan as my #oneword2017.
My roles as a teacher, a parent, and learner (Dave’s wording) all vie for my full attention. I need to learn how to budget my time so that the most meaningful people in my life get the attention they deserve while I still tend to the other necessary tasks and responsibilities. Add a few side-jobs to the mix, and life gets really interesting.
Inquiry is one of the most important aspects of my current TLLP project, and I recently realized that organization is the critical component of a fruitful inquiry task. I might have known this before, but it’s rather convenient to ignore and hope for the best…
Thanks for sharing your #OneWord2017 today, Dave. It meant a lot to me.