Slice of Life: Mid-Year Goals and Productivity


Mid-year goal meetings are coming up, and many teachers at my school are in a panic over the new reflection questions they have to respond to and the lesson plan that is required to be included in their portfolio as an “artifact.” I’ve been meeting with them over the past week, answering their questions and helping them as much as I can. But the paperwork still seems overwhelming when added to our daily responsibilities. This is why I was so happy to find this video about productivity at Brain Pickings Curated by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings is “a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why, bringing you things you didn’t know you were interested in — until you are.”  Popova’s posts are full of wit and wisdom, and if you haven’t discovered her website, you’re in for a treat!


I love this video because it’s succinct and full of helpful advice. And even though many of the suggestions are common sense, I feel better knowing that I am not the only person who needs to be reminded about the importance of habit and routine.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some reflections to write!

As always, thank you to everyone at Two Writing Teachers for hosting the Slice of Life every Tuesday. Be sure to stop by to read more Slices!

8 thoughts on “Slice of Life: Mid-Year Goals and Productivity

  1. I love Brain Pickings. It always offers something interesting. Missed this one. Thanks for sharing. Productivity is a challenge. I tend to get “stuck” in certain places. Good tips here.


  2. Thank you for sharing. I sometimes read Brain Pickings but missed this video. I took the time to watch this video and bookmarked Sparring Mind to see what else they have. Now off to do some work.


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