Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning always requires from us an open mind capable of visualizing a big scenario play.

Imagine a play! you are the writer and director; you wrote the script.You have a story to tell.

 If you have the control over this play, How do you lay out a plan to make this play a huge success?

Teaching is quite the same, you are literally writing (planning) and directing a play: your class. Students equal to actors, why don’t  have them play vividly alive?.Big stage.

When you start planning, this is the way you should planning the big picture, you will start working from a different perspective.

 At the end, your play,  for sure is going to be a huge success. Standing applause!

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FAIL

FAIL

FAIL, does not bring us any joy, how many times we try to start, to improve, innovate, create, develop and then, we fail.What a bad feeling invade us, toward us, maybe to quit, to question ourselves, even ruin our day.

 We are wired,  to be successful in our first attempt, or a least in a  short period of time.  The less I fail,  I am better, I am definitely doing better, also, I feel great!

 In the art of mastering anything you want to accomplish, you have a good chance of failing. Fail it’s not bad, fail its the first attempt in learning.

Failing should take us to the next level. Let’s change the perception of failure, allow yourself and your students to fail, to embrace it,  as part of a meaningful learning process, that guides us on the path of discovering: another possibility, to open a new door,  to explore and enjoy the incredible journey of accomplishment in learning.

Think!

Think!

It’s a short and easy word: THINK. Think, inviting us to stop for an instant, If you are really thinking, you are taking a time to stop, a pause, and starting to listening to that little voice inside your head.

That moment is so important, especially when the next step,  is that you are going to speak; remember we don’t have any buttons to delete words as we easily do when we are writing in our electronic devices.

Think!

T: is it true?  , H: Is it helpful, I : is it inspiring?, N: is it necessary?, K:  is it kind?

Words have an amazing power, they can build up, confuse, or harm. Our words impact people who are around us. As educators, I invited you to be responsible for your words.

Every time, when you speak,  always be the one who builds up, be accountable empowering your students,

Words make us dream, change directions, trigger creativity, motivate.

Invited your students, to be as responsible as you are with your words, Invite them to think before speak, sometimes silence is a really a  good answer.

Silence is the perfect place to think.

Starting something new.(easily)

FeaturedStarting something new.(easily)

As people, we have the unique gift of creating all the possibilities in our minds.As teachers, we have the mission of creating them for our students. That’s where the magic start ( step one), as we trigger our student’s imagination during the learning process.

Imagination is not attached to any electronic device or the internet.

 I am not against the amazing advances of internet or any device who makes our lives easy and definitively better.

My advice is more towards, to go to the basics. The humanity greatest minds, centuries before the internet revolution, created the most wonderful legacy in all art expressions.

Bright ideas live in our minds, no matter,  big or small ones. Take the time to listen to yourself and to listen to your students as well.

 Do not plan a class ahead without thinking and asking: How I could possible positive affect them?.Trig the magic!

It’s really not complicated it’s more an attitude a habit, you don’t need big resources, just bring the magic that lives in your mind as does live in your student’s minds as well. One more tip: be grateful, there is always something to be thankful about.