Welcome to the 2019 #8weeksofsummer blog challenge! All educators are welcome to participate and reflect on their practice this #8weeksofsummer – a break for reflection and connection.
WIth enough perspective for last school year and some space to think through your past preformance, you are likely to begin mentally planning for next school year.
Consider coming up with a Big Hairy Audacious Goal for next year starting this week. What goal is so powerful that you are compelled to move toward, yet respectful of its immensity?
Start by reviewing the BHAG (“Bee-HAG”) concept from Built to Last by Jim Collins.
Big Hairy Audacious Goal
What is your BHAG for next school year?
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Comment on my Prompt: Post a link to your blog in the comments of each of the 8 blog prompts in a timely fashion (We are on vacation, and you may not even know which day it is, so let’s say within 3 weeks of the post).
This 2019 #8weeksofsummer blog challenge runs June 9 – July 28, 2019, and is for any educator. The challenge prompts educators with the opportunity of reflection. Each prompt asks them to blog about their reaction, thoughts, experiences with some facet of their professional practice.
Check HotLunchTray.com June 9th and every Sunday until July 28th for prompts.
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2019-07-08 at 8:49 am
2019-07-08 at 11:36 am
I don’t think I have a BHAG, but I have a lot of related small goals. I need to figure out how to make it into a BHAG.
Maybe someone can help me articulate it? Thanks! This was a great reflection, that I will continue to update. http://mrsdkrebs.edublogs.org/2019/07/08/bhag-my-big-hairy-audacious-goal/
Denise Krebs recently posted…BHAG – My Big Hairy Audacious Goal
2019-07-09 at 3:46 pm
I was able to connect these thoughts to the prompt this week: http://geniushour.blogspot.com/2019/07/weneeddiversebooks.html
2019-07-11 at 9:19 am
In which I argue with the prompt
Peter Greene recently posted…Eight Weeks of Summer: Big Hairy Say What Now?
2019-07-18 at 8:53 am
I definitely agree with your perspective on this prompt. I’m more about setting one small, attainable goal for improvement after another. I think if year 1 me looked at year 9 me, the difference would seem big, hairy, and audacious, but I got here a little at a time. Thanks for writing this!
2019-07-11 at 7:48 pm
So. I have some reading to do tomorrow. These submissions sound great.
My BHAG — an ongoing goal
2019-07-13 at 9:37 am
My take on setting goals as an educator. https://readingin6th.blogspot.com/2019/07/goal-setting-for-new-school-year.html
Melissa Sawetch recently posted…Goal-Setting for the New School Year
2019-07-13 at 6:39 pm
Usually I try to focus on 3 small, attainable goals. But I figured out one overarching goal when I thought about what I WISH. https://www.shutthedoorandteach.com/2019/07/lofty-goal-setting-for-teachers-making.html
Amber Thomas recently posted…Lofty Goal Setting for Teachers: Making Writers
2019-07-17 at 2:30 pm
Send razors, please. Have I prompted your interest in my answer? https://grumpyoldteacher.com/2019/07/17/week-five-big-hairy-audacious-goal/
2019-07-18 at 8:49 am
Here’s my post for this prompt! http://www.kristinteaches.com/?p=425
I kind of took this prompt in a different direction and talked about some personal goals rather than a BHAG for the school year.
2019-07-20 at 11:31 pm
I’m on the road, so I’m behind… catching up with writing — next week with commenting…
2019-07-30 at 3:49 pm
oops. That was Week 6! 🙂