Happy New Year! This year there is a trend away from resolutions and toward a word. We are to pick a word we want to describe our new year and strive to make that happen. I think this is a great idea.
I found my word. Someone used it in a twitter post. It wasn’t even the topic of the post. It was just a word, but it was MY word so it jumped out at me.
Acceleration is the change in velocity over time. That is how I want to describe 2014. It fits so many areas of my life.
In my classroom, I want to keep moving forward. In fact, there is so much I still want to accomplish. If I don’t find some acceleration, I won’t get where I want to be when the students leave my care. I want them to be able to look back and reflect on how far they’ve come in such a short time. Acceleration!
In my professional life, I want to expand my PLN. I have found tremendous support in the circle of connections I made in 2013. I want more. The support I have gotten is overwhelmingly positive. It is time for me to kick it up a notch. EdCampHome 2.0 this weekend is the start to that. Being able to help with EdCampDuval in May is exciting. There are so many opportunities. Acceleration!
In my personal life, I am overweight. The ugly word is obese. I don’t like that word. The only way I know to get rid of it is to accelerate. That is…Get Off My Butt and Get Moving. I’ve been loosing weight through Weight Watchers. That has helped alot. My weekly meetings have given me a confidence I didn’t have. The people in my group have become friends. We have started walking together once a week. Our meeting is our tangent point so getting together more often is very difficult. I want to get moving. I must find my own acceleration.
I’ve found my word.