#SOL19: #OLW18 Finale

#OneLittleWord (AKA #OLW)

This post has more about the origin of #OLW and links to other past posts about the purpose and process. Today’s post is a reflection on my 2018 OLW.  It was evident on my blog as it literally was a part of the wallpaper:  Curious!

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How did “curious” impact my life?

Seeing it at least weekly on my blog kept curious in my brain but even without the constant reminder, curious is in my bloodstream.  Considering life and life actions through the eyes of others has always been a part of my repertoire so “curious” was the perfect word for #OLW18.

Where did “curious” take me?

My learning journey included:

3rd Anniversary #G2Great Chat

CCIRA in Denver – February

TCRWP Writing Institute

#BookLove Summer Book Study

Iowa Reading Conference

ILA

Everyday Practices that Engage and Empower Readers and Writers – Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle – DSM

Nell Duke – JCCL – Cedar Falls

NCTE

Read, Write, Teach – Ignite Curiosity and Instill Confidence in Freeport, Maine with Linda Rief and Penny Kittle

Reading, reading, reading . . . professional texts

Researching

Writing about my reading

Twitter chats:  #ILA, NCTE, #bookaccessforall, #TCRWP, and #G2Great

What other words have chosen me?

  • 2014    Transfer
  • 2015     Focus
  • 2016    Joyful
  • 2017    Brave
  • 2018    Curious

I’ve narrowed my 2019 word choice down to three . . . A Decision and More in the next post!

How did you put your #OLW into action in 2018? 

What did you learn that will guide you in 2019? 

What will be your evidence of learning / use of your #OLW?




Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Kelsey, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum from Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.

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10 responses

  1. It is always interesting to see how our OLW chooses us and the impact it has on our year. I like this retrospective and look forward to reading about the word that will guide your life for the net year. Happy New Year, Fran.

    1. Happy New Year!
      Trying not to “rush” the decision but so ready to decide – what a quandary!

  2. An excellent OLW and I’m impressed by all the places it took you. I’m interested to see what your next OLW will be.

    1. Thanks, Becky! I love learning! And cannot ever imagine “stopping the learning train”! So important to me to continue to grow!

  3. Your post reminded me that seeing it as your blog background kept it front and center. A good tip! Your list of all the places your curiosity took you is impressive. Thanks for inspiring me through your practice to keep learning! Head over to my post to see my word!

    1. Sally,
      I’m flashdrafting all three of my words as posts before I make my final decision. Then I will check out your post. Trying to make a decision!

  4. Thank you for including your process and questions. They’re very helpful, just like you.

    1. You are welcome! Sometimes writing is a magical, mysterious process, but most of the time it’s just plain hard work!
      Happy New Year!

  5. Thank you for so clearly and articulately sharing your journey with Curious–as I struggle to find my own word for 2019, this is so incredibly helpful!

    1. More on my process tomorrow when I announce my word. It took more writing and thinking for the right word to surface.

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