What's your word for 2016-2017. My word is TOME as a big book to guide my teaching/learning.
I devised a word to help keep me on track since I find lots of tangental paths interesting, and those paths have the potential of taking me away from my main focus of professional effort.
Why TOME? Well, each letter stands for a focus for the teaching/learning year, and by having one word that stands for the focus area, I can quickly consult the acronym to see if I should say yeah or nay to an endeavor. It's a quick decision making strategy.
So TOME stands for:
What's your word or acronym for the year ahead, and how will that help you stay focused on the path you want to travel?