Thursday, January 30, 2014

A New Move to

Dear readers,

I have some roots, those things that are hard to let go. Even if some might think I'm brave enough, there are certain strings to what is known and comfortable that are hard to get rid of. It's been some months now that I've been organizing and tweaking a new space for the conversations and connections with educators.

I've always blogged in English, never in my mother tongue Portuguese, but I always felt the urge to amplify and share what I've learned not only with my English teachers' community, but also with the educators in general, and mainly Brazilians, some of whom might be missing interesting approaches to education because they don't know English or don't have the time to look for interesting resources and ideas for their classrooms. So, why not hone in on my English skills and passion for Ed tech to include my fellow Brazilian teachers in the equation?

So, amplification, personalization and new challenges were my drive to move on to an even better place, especially prepared to blend and intersect in areas that are part of my life, Ed Tech, English and Portuguese. I hope my roots are substituted by a more dandelion-carefree-style. It is not just changing places, it is really about creating a new vision, a new approach to sharing and connecting to others. So, please, join me there at 

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Redesigning your New Year: 2014 in One Word

We always start a new year with the idea of something new, different, an optimistic perspective that we set to make our lives more meaningful, significant. It is a time to review and set new goals, or revisit the ones we insist to add to our to-do list for our own despair. When we put the last year into perspective and welcome the year ahead, though with this optimistic vibe, we still get the feeling of frustration for not having accomplished everything we've decided to embrace. Let's reconsider all that. Don't think 2014 as the new year, but the continuity of what is still there to be accomplished, the lines that are yet to be written. No to-do lists, just one word as proposed in the Leadership freak blog
One Word is a focal point that gives direction and purpose to what I do. It’s not a have-to. It’s a want-to. It’s already surprising me.
Let's choose just one word that will help us move forward, being the focus of our year. I invite you all to try it and start your own micro-revolution with the simple direction that one word can provide us.

 Here's the deal to reframe and redesign your 2014:

 Close your eyes and think of 2014.
What word comes to your mind?
Write it down, take a photo, make a drawing, make it visible to you in some way.
Now, create your motto of the year with this word.
Revisit your word and motto throughout the year and transform them into action, even if it is just one, a powerful one!
Share your word around. It can be here, or in any social media. It will make you accountable and you will involve your own network in your 2014 .

 My word of the year is one related to evolvement, development, growth, change, expansion in many dimensions of my life. Let's see where this word will lead me!
My motto, "Evolution as a personal revolution".

So, what's your word and motto for 2014?