Ok, let me explain. I filled out a planner on January 1st of this year. It was a neat little workbook which asked me all kinds of questions about things I intended to get done this year. And because, through all of my personal growth studies, I KNOW that in order to actually get things done, one must be INTENTIONAL, I really appreciated this accountability. However, there were some things that I felt needed to be added to that workbook, and lots of deletions. Sooooo.... being me, I thought, I'll just create my own! And so. I did. I worked on it diligently when we were at the beach. Suzy was a great help! As we developed the pages, she said, "OH MY GOSH. You MUST do one just for teachers!" Because many teachers start looking for their planners in July, this became my first priority. And the Let's Grow! Personal Growth Workbook was born!
We had weekly meetings, and right on schedule... we completed the draft Friday and intend to have it to the printer next week!
Suzy was extremely helpful with developing the questions for the teacher's workbook. She has been in the school system for many years now, and she has also been participating in the Common Core environment. She felt that having a planner which could be produced as "evidence" at the end of the year for "professional development" was a great idea. There are a few very "intentional" (there it is again!) inclusions which should make teachers and administration very happy to see.
Something I did a little differently was to combine this workbook with a calendar in which to do some actual projections with regards to dates. And before each new month, this page appears. The 100 things are broken down into more easily managed subsets. For instance, 51-75 are " 25 Things I want to do for professional development this year". 76-100 are "25 things to feed my soul". And there are these pages....
There will be tabs in the book separating "Personal growth", "Professional Development" and "Calendar". In the personal section, I have questions such as "How do I want my home to feel?" and "Places I intend to travel someday. Places I intend to travel this year." I dedicated a whole section to helping you find your "word" of the year. There is a section for favorite quotes and another for how you want the people in your life to feel and what you can do to ensure, in this next year, that they do. I have an additional section for "my favorite books". And I wanted to include a few examples. Sooo...
In the book, I will be including a "shoutout" section! If YOU would like to be potentially featured, comment your answers to the following questions or You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Your Name
2) Your School Name
3) Your Town or District Name
4) Your favorite professional development book
Washington Middle School
El Dorado, AR
Framework for Teaching by Charlotte Danielson
I hope to talk to some school districts about providing an inservice on how to use the books, so maybe I'll show up in your neck of the woods! Cool, huh?!
Of course, I can't list everyone, but I would like to give a little credit to some of my long time blog followers who happen to be teachers! And just think, when you are asked to give proof of your "PD" (Suzy said ALL teachers know what that is... for the rest of us, it's "Professional development"), you'll have it all nice and concisely in one spot. This one spot will also serve as your daily inspiration, your guide for living very intentionally, and your calendar... all in one little book!
WHO IS EXCITED?! I surely am! If you would like to reserve your copy, for now the best option is to send an "I WANT ONE" email to email@example.com. I'll have more details and pictures in the very near future. Also, follow my Mojoy Facebook page and you will see an add with a few different pages highlighted on it. The planner is $35 and will be your roadmap for the next 12 months. Hope you like it. I'll be dropping more info on it in the coming week!