I am sitting in the San Jose airport waiting for our small puddle jumper to Tambor typing on my phone . (Hastily) so be understanding, this may not have the same quality as my other posts done in the comfort of my home) We are on our way to our 10 year anniversary Yoga Retreat. ( a goal of ours since last year) which made me start to think about he new year that is just around the corner and all the new goals we are setting for ourselves.
As the new year comes upon us, I can’t help but to start making lists, visions boards of things I want to accomplish. The best part of the new year is the idea of a new start, a new beginning to put away all the old ( or in my cast, toss out the old) and start new.
I have already taken Christmas down, cleaned out the junk draws and rearranged the kitchen cabinets, kids’ playroom, went through toys to give- away and their bedroom has been rearranged in the process of purging.
Now it is time to start NEW or fresh!
As a teacher, this is also a great time to recharge the new vision for the classroom. Set new goals together, rewrite your mission statement, assign them their own vision board to complete to keep their mindsets on the new moon and the new beginning. The school year is not over, in fact, the hard part has just begun. Setting new goals will allow everyone to come back together with a sense of renewal and charged for accomplishments.
I had a dear friend over the other night to create a 2018 Vision Board- we took magazine we’d been collecting ( glad I could find another use for them before tossing them in the recycling), bought posters, glue, markers, stickers and opened a bottle of wine.
We planned first, of course, six different areas we wanted to focus on…
Then we Stalked the pages of every magazine for words, pictures, quotes that represented our goals/Vision for the year. Did we get snickers from the other room from our husbands ? of course, but they will be happy when our minds are focused on what we consider as our best year…YET.
With this same mentality, I started watching the Danica Patrick documentary/interview the other night. I was hooked. She had a woman cave filled with quotes, vision board, meditation area, and positive affirmations. She might be my Spirit Animal. The one thing that made her vision board different from mine was that it was VERY specific. Instead of general ideas she took those same areas and created specific lists of things, items, tasks she wanted to accomplish.
So, of course, I woke up the next day on a mission to complete mine – still a work in progress and full transparency, but I think you can get the idea.
There are many great Teacher Pay Teacher templates out there but there are also some great Pinterest ideas. I believe it is important to start over with your students. Help them make a new goal for themselves as the year begins again.
Have a wonderful new year filled with goals, setting goals and ( as always) reflecting over some of those failures.
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I am a teacher, mom of 2, plant-based dieter, and wife of 1. I believe in living a life full of passion, contemplation and grit. View all posts by Aubreysteinbrink
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