I came across this post via Twitter: "GPS is set!" Angela Rutschke had chosen five words to guide her year. As I read the blog and followed the trail to the origins (Teach Like a Pirate's Dave Burgess and teacher Michael Matera), I knew I wanted to do this.
This summer I was inspired by Dave's book, Kid President's book, and Angela Meier's You Matter Manifesto. Then I found out about the application for becoming an Imagination Chapter. I was also thinking about Common Sense Media for the upcoming school year.
So five programs.. Could they be summarized in five words? Hmmmmm....
Yep, I want kids to be just as passionate about reading, learning, and making as I am.
I want my kids to have an awesome year and that starts with the adults bringing their Awesome Game.
Kindness ALWAYS matters.
Creativity - wanting to rethink doing the Global Cardboard Challenge school-wide and just doing it with my Friday club, BUT I know this one event will be the best thing I've done with kids. Going to make it work somehow.
Digital Citizenship is so important. I want my kids to be better with digital literacy, write and make more for an online audience, and engage with others from across the globe more often.
So how am I doing so far? The first month or two of school is always extremely busy.
But this is why I am a media coordinator. Each of these matter. I am teaching generations of students. (Shocking, I know.) I want kids to be readers, not for the sake of passing a test, but because it truly opens doors. I want kids to be makers because they are the future. I think making helps them think more than anything else. And being kind to others (in person and online) - that's the way it should be.
Game on. Best Year Ever. Let's make it count. Let's roll.