it's that reflective time of the year again
having just been to the brain-melting conference --- subtitle: collaborate. innovate. educate. (i'm gonna add connect + create to those three and call it my own.)
i have decided that it's time to
lose those eight sneaky freaky kilos look after myself.
the last three months have been madness
month #1 preparing for ERO visit, ERO in classroom, great review, aftermath.
month #2 massive flood in house, carpet removal, glamping, insistence on house makeover / spring clean.
month #3 co-constructing national standards reports with students / cross-referencing to assessments, compiling student portfolios, student-led conferencing with all but two of my classkids, major crick in neck, writing cv, job interview --- i got the job! = 2 more years teaching at our skool --- secret garden overhaul, garage conversion to studio / rumpus.
all resulting in five o'clock wake-ups + manic house-clean-ups, huge crick in neck, no exercise, and general psycho behaviour.
thank the universe for the skool holidays
physio fixing my neck.
danny graduating from university with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
writing a poetry unit + jacking up little classroom visits from real live poets.
ulearn conf. gosh i'm so inspired. there are about 150 new ideas i wanna incorporate into the classroom + i neeeeeeed to have a wee prioritise.
very, very excited that what i've been doing these past couple of years seems to be called elearning and it's all about creating collaborative + innovative spaces where we are all teachers and learners. for me, it grew out of homeskooling. who knew others would be doing the same sorta thing? and i can access a huge community at the press of a button. ha, the joke's on me.
i found my bridesmaid that i haven't seen for ten years!!!
starting again with self-care: exercise, water, food
take advantage of the early-morning wake-ups + head to the gym.
mon / wed / fri = bike (with a book) or cross-trainer
tues / thurs = weights class or step class.
drinking water, eating good food.
NO junk food
YES glass of wine at the end of the day
goal = lose five kilos by end of week six + fit my dress again.
continue with paying the kids to do end-of-week-housework rather than giving two thousand a year to a housecleaner. anti-jinx.
get back on twitter + access my PLN / VLN.
think it'll work? it'll take a miracle #movieline