It’s my 7th year to choose a One Little Word (OLW).
2015 – Responsiveness
2016 – Transparency
2017 – Routine
2018 – Active
2019 – Confident
2020 – Here / Hear
2021 – Structure
I have no clue what word will find me and guide me during 2022. But I still have a few weeks to go before naming it. Today, I celebrate the word STRUCTURE in words and photos which guided me well in 2021!
This 5-part Literacy Log became the structure I use now to post and reflect on my reading, writing, viewing, listening and speaking life each month. (Thank you, Tenille Shade @tenilleshare!) I love how the structure captures ALL aspects of my literate life. And month by month, as I look at each section, I am monitated to keep my literacy life strong!
I am proud that I presented last month. However, after presenting in 2019 and 2020, I told myself to just take a break and attend in 2021. Then NCTE announced the theme (which is like a structure) and it changed my mind. I am proud of sharing my antiracist teaching story along with my colleagues virtually at #NCTE2021. (Here’s the link to our 65-min presentation).
Maybe this is taking a broad view but I am proud of how this one skillet allowed me to structure and create amazing meals this year. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet yet, I recommend getting one! If you have a favorite recipe you make in yours, do share!
All year, as I worked and played, the mantra of structure organized and kept me going. How about you? How did you do with your OLW?!!