T.G.I.F. Teacher Newsletter | Looking Back, Gratitude, and Goals
T.G.I.F. Teacher Newsletter #50
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Hello Friends and T.G.I.F.
I'm breaking from the regular newsletter format this week to be a little more reflective and spend time with my family. I've had a wonderful winter break so far with great food, family traditions, and an unexpected snowshoe adventure.
First, thank you for being a part of our growing community of dedicated educators and supporters of education. The first T.G.I.F. Teacher newsletter went out to 1 person, me. The second went out to three people - me, my wife, and my mom. This week's newsletter will go to just under 200 people. This weekly routine is helping me grow both personally and professionally. I hope you find something beneficial in each Friday email.
Second, thank you, and welcome to all of our newest community members who just joined us this last week. It's amazing to me that I can write something in the North Woods of Wisconsin that travels all around the world. We're all represented in the blue shading below.
Happy Friday - Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays! 😄🎄
Here are some things I thought were worth sharing this week.
- Most Popular - As 2022 comes to a close, here are the five most popular T.G.I.F. Teacher Newsletters from this past year (based on overall traffic and social shares).
- Education Resources - Here are the eight most visited education-related posts of 2022. I hope you find something useful to you 😀.
- Books - Whenever I finish a book I like, I write up a short summary. Here are the book notes for this year.
- Good Stuff - This was the first year of my adult life that I journaled consistently. Over break, I looked back and compiled a list of The Good Stuff, where I recorded the things that made my year. I really enjoyed looking back and will add this to my yearly routine.
- Inspiration - I've started to develop quite a quote collection as I include one in each newsletter. Here are some of my favorites.
- Mindful - Teaching has always been challenging, even more so these past three years. The stress of navigating challenges and increasing expectations can really take a toll. I started using Headspace this year and it helps. It's also free for educators. Check it out - click here. It's normally $70.00 per year.