New Year, same aspirations

While thinking about my New Year resolutions for 2019, I kept coming back to the same question:

Why do we wait until a New Year to focus on self-improvement and goal-setting?

There is no doubt in my mind that the arrival of a new calendar year is an excellent opportunity for reflection and planning. However, I’m constantly thinking about, and working towards, personal and professional goals. Since September, I have been focused on embracing professional opportunities by learning and absorbing as much as possible in my new role as a Professional Learning Associate. I have already made many new connections, fostered existing relationships, developed digital literacy skills and competencies, and contributed to rich discussions about the future of STEM education in Canada.

I may not have a “Top Ten” checklist for what I want to accomplish in 2019, but I do know that I will continue to make the most of travel opportunities and build my professional learning network, both face-to-face and virtually. There are many different paths to take for a fulfilling career in education, and I feel grateful that I get to engage with all kinds of educators through a variety of different platforms and venues this year.

The next three months will be a flurry of activity as I travel across Canada with Let’s Talk Science – check out the sketch below for some of my upcoming destinations. I am excited to explore new cities, revisit some personal favourites, and squeeze in precious time for family reunions along the way!

For more on why I decided to take a chance on a new career opportunity this year, check out this post – Learning in Full Circle: Why I’m working with Let’s Talk Science.

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