Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thing 3 - 7 1/2 Habits

I think the easiest of the habits for me is to begin with the end in mind. While it's easy to get caught up in the here and now and become overwhelmed, making it difficult to focus on the final outcome, I have found that by verbalizing the goals at the beginning of each lesson/project and referring back to them often helps me (and my students) to remain focused.

Ironically, the one that I would normally chose for my easiest habit is actually sometimes the hardest one to do: Play. The actual "play" isn't terribly difficult other than sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the different things I've found and forget where they are when I need them. It's actually finding the time to just play. I am a full time teacher and mom of two active kids. Between the "normal" stuff I have to do for school and the running I have to do to keep up with my kids, finding the time to sit down and see what is out there is difficult. I'm thrilled that this class is forcing me to do just that (AND I get the benefit of telling my kids that I need the computer to do MY homework :)).

1 comment:

  1. I had a difficult time finding a habit that was easiest for me. I chose "Play" because it's one of my favorite things to do, but I am in the same boat as you with a full time job and being a mom of two active kids! It's so hard to find the time to sit down and explore all the tools that are out there, but I'm excited that this class will expose us to some of those things! Have fun learning!