Happy 2015 to all of you! Many of you are wrapping up your holiday break and gearing up to return to your classrooms on Monday. With that in mind, here are a few articles we’ve seen on the web this week that might help you get back into the swing of things.
Vicki Davis at Edutopia gives us 3 Steps to Make 2015 Epic. There is so much sage wisdom in these three simple steps. And they can be applied to any facet of our lives. Let’s all agree to make 2015 epic!
Also at Edutopia: The Heart of the Matter: Why I Teach, by Rebecca Alber. I highly recommend you print this out and store it somewhere accessible. Pull it out and re-read it anytime you need a jolt of inspiration or need to remind yourself why you became an educator.
Ok, so I’m clearly on an Edutopia kick today! Here is another excellent piece about making 2015 a great year: Your Possible Year: Resolutions, Reflections, Risks – and Laughs, by Nicholas Provenzano.
Over the holiday break the Teaching Channel shared their most popular videos, blogs and Q&A for the year in Best of 2014: Teaching Channel’s Top 20. There is a tremendous amount of resources here.
ASCD shared some powerful pieces from their archives during the break. Here are two of my faves: Getting the Word Out, Part I: How School Leaders Can Address Equity and Engagment and Getting the Word Out, Part II: How Empowerment and Environment Transform School Climate.
And since ringing in the New Year inevitably forces all of us to consider our goals, Mind Shift provides a more realistic view to goal-setting in Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals.
And that concludes this week’s edition of Ed Links. We hope you all had the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate these past few weeks and that you’re ready to make 2015 your best year yet! Happy New Year from all of us at IEE!