Archive for January, 2015
Tags: 21st Century Principals, Commitment, Focus, OneWord
I’ve been off from work/school going on two weeks now. (It’s great getting two weeks off every year for Christmas and New year’s !!!) I’ve been really thinking a lot about writing a new post for this blog for a while, even before Christmas Break. I’ve had a few ideas, but I really never just sat down and took the time to actually put the words down. I have been reading tweets everyday and stalking around on Instagram. I’ve been going back over some of my older posts in this blog. I’ve been staying up late at night and sleeping in late in the mornings. I’ve been watching a lot of good football games. I went to ATT Stadium in Arlington and watch some great Texas High School Football State Championship games. I watched some great College football bowl games too. And for what it’s worth, I am glad to finally see a college football playoff format that the National Champion will be determined on the field rather than from computer rankings.
I’ve been doing a lot of different things but nothing really productive.
Just the other day was January 1, 2015. I read a lot about resolutions, etc. from many people. But I didn’t make one. I wanted to. I actually thought of many different things I am going to do differently this year, but I still didn’t make a resolution.
This morning I was sitting on my couch watching East Carolina and Florida play in The Birmingham Bowl. (I still can’t get over some of the bowl games that are played AFTER the major bowl games!!) As I was watching this game I was creating a “Back to School’ post on my school blog called Preparations for the Second Semester. Within this post, I posed the question: If you could choose one word that describes what you want to do in 2015, what would that word be? I asked my faculty and staff to email or text me their One Word.
Then tonight as I was going through my twitter feed, and came across a tweet from Tia Henriksen, a K-7 Principal from Langley, BC. (You can follow her on twitter @TiaHenriksen). In this tweet was the following video and it really says it all. There’s nothing else I need to add to it.
It’s funny how some things happen. This video goes right along with my question I asked my faculty and staff this morning.
I saved it to my Pocket account and now I want to share it with you. I hope you enjoy.
By the way, my One Word for 2015 is FOCUS.
What’s yours? Please leave a comment and share.