When I woke up this morning, I knew it was going to be a day of accomplishments. There were three important things I set out to do before the end of the day. And I did them.

  1. Before the world changed, I started a quest into learning about Teams on Microsoft. I work directly with 20 high-functioning professionals and Google just doesn’t always serve our purpose. I needed something more. I read about Teams and decided it was the direction to go. So I started. Bad news: it’s not really intuitive as there are so many options. Good news: I’m tenacious. I figured it out AND developed a pretty stellar scrum board (which is a planning board with a gross name that I love) devoted to upcoming curriculum revisions.
  2. Like many others, I am now spending an inordinate amount of time on Zoom meetings. A few people have these cool backgrounds and for the life of me I could not figure out how to get one to load up. I kept getting snarky messages from Zoom that my computer didn’t have the right stuff. Except it did. I figured out if I could just get a green screen of some sort, I, too, could be sitting in a cabana in the Maldives. undefined Voila, the green screen which was crafted from green 11×17 paper and tape. Success.
  3. When I decided to write with #SoL20 this year, I promised myself that I would not find excuses to not write. That no matter how hard the day or how tired I was, I would write SOMETHING. And I did. There are plenty of entries from this month that were done on days I simply did not feel like writing. But I promised myself and as my girl Rachel Hollis has ingrained in me, “never break a promise to yourself.” I didn’t break the promise and I am super grateful for the feedback I’ve received from so many. That’s really what kept me going and that’s what I continue to go back to and study. What was the feedback that spurred my writing. I need to capture it in order to share it with teachers.

Today was filled with accomplishments. Tomorrow will be, too, as I challenge myself to continue blogging (probably not daily) and learning. Thanks, #SoL20 for hosting an amazing experience for writers.


7 thoughts on “Accomplishments! #SoL20

  1. Three great accomplishments to round out the month of March. I, personally, now want to figure out how to sit in a virtual cabana during Zoom meetings (though it’s probably not worth too much of my time since we were just told that we are limited to Google Meet for school purposes – sigh). I’m really glad, too, that you blogged every day. That’s no mean feat – and I really enjoyed getting to “know” you. I hope that I will see you on Tuesdays during the year. It’s going to be an interesting one & I need to see how that desk of yours evolves!

  2. “That no matter how hard the day or how tired I was, I would write SOMETHING. And I did.” Bravo! I love the green screen idea; keep us posted on how that goes. This is certainly a brave new teaching world we have entered.

  3. Agreed! It’s been a wonderful experience. And I think you may be inspiring me to change my Zoom backdrop. =))

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