OLW – Structure

It’s my 7th year to choose a One Little Word.
2015 – Responsiveness
2016 – Transparency
2017 – Routine
2018 – Active
2019 – Confident
2020 – Here / Hear
2021 – Structure

Married to an architect, buidling structures come to mind when I think of this word.
That part of a building that is essential. That part that holds it all up.

As a reading teacher, text structures come to mind.
The organizations. Which one did the author use?
Chronological order, classification, definition, process, description, comparison, problem/solution, cause/effect.

When helping students, I provide tools as a support, as a structure.
Graphic organizers, sentence stems, timers, agendas, rubrics, checklists.

Personally, I have tools I turn to for support, as a structure.
The goodread app structures my reading life.
The health app counts my steps and strucutres my exercise.
Padlet holds onto useful links in a structured way.

When a structure is in place, I believe a stronger outcome occurs.
Because I want 2021 to be a good year, I am choosing STRUCTURE as my OLW.
I plan to be on the look out for structures to offer me support.
I plan to have a strong, structured 2021.

How about you? What is your OLW??!!

5 thoughts on “OLW – Structure

  1. theapplesinmyorchard says:

    Structure is a great word! Thank you for exploring with us openly how you arrived at it. My word is Grateful. I am not a huge fan of the OLW movement and my past words have not been that useful to me over time. I am hoping this year will be different! I am a fan of structure in my life, so I can see how you would be attracted to the word! Good luck!

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  2. Ms Victor Reads says:

    Structure is sooo important to me too- I can definitely see how it could be a powerful word. One of resource structures has been SQWORLs and I have just discovered it has disappeared, choosing and checking on structures is key. Happy New Year!


  3. Fran McCrackin says:

    Your piece is so calm, detailed, and optimistic that it makes me think the new year can be better! Seriously, very nice piece about a good OLW. I do love how you share the different aides to structure you have found for different aspects of your life. And seriously, I do find it inspiring.
    Still thinking about my new OLW…

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