personal challenge: may

When I wrote my day zero list I was about to finish work for my maternity leave. Even though my mind was switching off from work things, I still included some on my list as I knew I would be going back. How dedicated am I? *ahem*

Now I am back, it’s time to get cracking with them me thinks.

I am not what you would call an organised person. Well, I am. I just have organised mess. I have piles of papers everywhere. I once went on a training course and we did one of those management personality profile type things. I came out as a creative “piler” while my head of department came out as an uber organised “filer”. It explains a lot.

Anyway, I digress…

Before I went on maternity leave I made sure all my lesson plan files were up to date for the supply teacher covering my maternity leave. I have a lever arch folder for each class I teach containing lesson plans and the resources required for each lesson. Although I also have electronic copies, having them on paper easily accessible for photocopying is vital. It has also made going back to work a gazillion times easier as I have all my maths lessons planned already and know exactly where to find them.

I am now also teaching music though, which although it is what I am trained to do, I haven’t taught for five years. I am loving it and now realise just how much I have missed it. (Please remind me of that when we are coming up to the end of year concert…) I want to make sure I keep on top of the lesson plan and resource filing. So far so good, but it has only been three days.

My challenge for May is to make sure I print off and file all my music lesson plans and resources. I know myself well enough not to say immediately. I’ll settle for weekly. If I do, then I will be able to cross off number 90 and hopefully number 91. Start as I mean to go on eh?


If you took part in April’s challenge, don’t forget to tell us how you got on here.

Want to join in? You are very welcome. Just set yourself a goal for the next month – your very own Personal Challenge for May.

At the beginning of the month, decide what it is that you want to achieve over the next thirty days. It could be anything: losing a couple of pounds, getting the weeding done, making something, learning a new skill. Whatever you like. Putting my management hat on for a second: make sure it is something you can actually achieve in a month. Be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based).

Write a post about what you want to achieve and why. If you link back to this post then others can join in too – you can use the badge if you like (the code is on the right there). Make sure you put the link to your post on the linky list at the bottom of this post (it’s open for two weeks). Use the opportunity to seek advice from/help out/support fellow bloggers. Then spend the next month attempting to achieve your goal. At the end of the month I’ll be back to let you know how I have got on with my personal challenge and there will be another linky for you to share your success. So come back and tell us how you got on and we can all give you a pat on the back.



Go! Go! Go!

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