Aah February; a month of love, of reading, of waiting for spring if you in the Northern Hemisphere. While February may be the shortest month of the year sometimes in teaching it can feel like the longest of them all. While I love this month for the work I can do with my students, I find that sometimes the dark nights and cold Wisconsin winters can be positively slump inducing. Rather than dread the slump, why not do something pro-active?
So this year I plan on doing my very own unslumping challenge and you are more than welcome to join me. Every day for the month of February, I plan on doing something to either reinvigorate myself or make a difference to others. It will not cost me much money but will hopefully instead lead to a deeper level of gratitude for the incredible job I have, the amazing students I get to teach, and the wonderful people in my life.
Here is what I plan on doing – to see the document, go here
I will be introducing this in the Passionate Learners book club as well if you would like to have a community to unslump yourself with. To join, go here. And remember; we choose how we feel about our days, even when we feel the influence of others. Here’s to an amazing February.
If you like what you read here, consider reading any of my books; the newest called Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration, a how-to guide for those who would like infuse global collaboration into their curriculum, was just released. If you are looking for solutions and ideas for how to re-engage all of your students consider reading my very first book Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students. I am currently working on a new literacy book, called Passionate Readers and it will be published in the summer of 2017 by Routledge. I also have a new book coming out December, 2017 . Also, if you are wondering where I will be in the coming year or would like to have me speak, please see this page.
5 thoughts on “The February UnSlump Yourself Challenge”
Thanks. What a great idea! I’m printing it out.
I’d like to read more! I love the way you think. I haven’t seen your work before. I’m a doc student and your ideas appear to connect to my passion and research.
Count me in! What a great idea!
I love this post. Just having it written out will make me more likely to do it. Thanks for sharing!