Connecting the Dots

In an attempt to increase the regularity of my writing I have signed up for a challenge : YourEdustory.  I am notoriously bad at completing things like this but, as with all resolutions we start off with great intentions and see how it goes.   The challenge is to post each week and topics are provided if you require inspiration.  Similar to the Student Blogging challenge, this also comes with the added benefit that participants are encouraged to visit each others’ blogs.  I have already enjoyed browsing a new set of blogs and in particular liked the analogy formed by Bjorn Paige in Baseline.


Week 1 – What is your “one word” that will inspire you in your classroom or school in 2015?

I am off on a tangent already but nevertheless inspired to consider how I will attempt to connect all the ideas, projects, demands and dreams in my head and on my working agenda into a realistic and achievable workload for 2015. Reflecting on 2014 has me regretting so many missed opportunities, moments I wish I could have had more impact as well as celebrating some rewarding successes.

Every day we all make decisions about what we prioritise or how we can work smarter to achieve goals – working in a number of roles, I struggle with working out how to make an impact in a very short timespan in each situation – what is the best way to use my time? Where should I set my priorities?

So I don’t have a word, but more a challenge – How to connect the dots? The dots are the possibilities.  Some converge, others get lost in the crowd, hopefully more will be achieved!