A whole month of taking photos for a 365 project and, I've gotta say, it was awesome.
The good folks participating in the #edugood See the Good 365 project have been a great group of inspiration and support this past month and I'm excited to be photo-journaling my year through the eyes of my instructional practice and passions. Here's what my January looked like through the eyes of the January #edugood photo idea list:
I decided in earlier January to take on a 365 project, a personal challenge to capture daily moments in photographs over the course of a year. Tons of people, including my good friend and wonder twin Jennifer LaGarde, participate in 365 projects each year and there are many, many photo lists for those in need of a little inspiration for where to point the lens. In my case, I came across See the Good, a 365 project educator collective sharing photos via #edugood and the Edugood Flickr group. I've since take a picture for each day of the month based on a photo idea list created for #edugood.
I don't upload every day and if I can't get a good shot one day, I'll make up for it in the days to come. The pressure's low, but the gains are high. Keeping a focus on the teaching profession and on my library program has given me a unique advocacy tool that communicates a great deal via a single picture.
Here are a couple highlights from the month:
|Day 2. Professional Development.|
The Level Up Book Club has been my top source
of professional development this year.
|Day 18. Collaboration.|
Students work together to design houses for
a 4th little pig in our fractured fairy tale STEM unit.
|Day 29. Classroom in Motion.|
My 1st grades are eager to assist with book check out
and take the job very seriously, which I secretly adore.
|Learn more at venspired.com.|