Like most members of my PLN online and in real time, I entertain a large array of education ideas and thought. There's the chance that you can get lost in the sea of ideas if you don't right your ship often. With the 2015-2016 school year around the corner, I wanted to align my thoughts and efforts in ways that matter this year--ways that will focus on my teaching/learning goals and vision.
To do that I created a personal acronym to lead my efforts this year (see below). If you were to create a personal acronym, what would it look like? What if you had each student create a personal acronym for the year? You could make a beautiful paper quilt of students' acronyms and hang it up in your classroom or hallway. Also, what if this were a first event at PLC to serve as a way of sharing our goals and focus with one another so we can help each other achieve and develop our craft.
An acronym has the potential to short list and focus your goals. If you create one for yourself, I hope you'll share it with me.