January 1, 2017

My One Little Word for 2017

I love the “one little word” movement.  It’s the closest thing I get to making a new year’s resolution.  Last year, my one word was POSITIVE.  I can honestly say that it shaped my 2016 year.  I’m in a different place at the end of this year than I was at the end of last year.  

For 2017, my one little word is CATALYST.  I’m in a new school within a new district, so I’m attempting to make my mark as the school’s new teacher librarian.  So far, I’ve redesigned the library and introduced the staff, students, and parents to a school-wide cardboard challenge and hour of code.  For the remainder of the school year, I’ll continue my work as a catalyst for growth with the following:
  • I want to be a catalyst for new thinking and learning with the start of the school’s makerspace.
  • I want to be a catalyst for innovative ways to integrate technology and social media in the classroom for both staff and students.
  • I want to be a catalyst for increased access to books with a little free library for the school.
  • I want to be a catalyst for increased participation in summer reading with my unique and creative ways to promote reading over the summer months.
  • I want to a catalyst for participation in growth mindset for both staff and students.
A new job brings new opportunities, new opportunities to influence change.  I’m excited for the new year ahead and ready to act as a catalyst.  

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