My Ideal School Year

“We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves.  It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.”

 –Earl Nightingale

I love challenges.  Most of the time, I am able to tackle the challenge and find success.  I hope that with this new challenge, I am able to find victory.  It’s a simple challenge.  Probably.  Maybe. Probably not in my case.  I came across a Thirty-day Blog Challenge.  At first I dismissed the thought.  I love my blog, and I think about posting often.  However, my intention rarely turns into a posting.  Life happens, and I get sidetracked.  I want this time to be different.  So, I have taken the challenge.  The reason is simple.  As a technology coach, I feel that I should model what I am telling teaches, and I also want to document my journey in my new position.  Let’s see how it works out for me.  

In the first day of the challenge, I have been tasked with describing my goals for the new school year.  Our school year started a month ago, but I think that the year is still fresh enough for me to be able to discuss my goals.  My goals are simple, or so I’d like to think.  Actually, I only have one real goal.  My goal is to be successful at my job.  I am a new instructional technology coach.  The position is not a new one in my district, but it is new for me.  Previously, there was one person who occupied the job, and she was charged with providing services to all of the teachers in our district.  Although we are not a super large district, we are large enough that one person 

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