This time of the year everywhere you turn, you hear about New Year’s Resolutions. Most of them center on losing weight or quitting some bad habit, but I think a resolution should be inspiring. So, for my New Year’s Resolution, I’ve been inspired by the incredible technology tool Buncee and resolve to utilize it in more powerful ways in both life in my classroom as well as in my personal life.
As for my classroom, I am resolving to find new and unique ways to incorporate Buncee in each of the subjects I teach. Previously, my students have utilized Buncee when learning new vocabulary words and definitions, explaining key concepts they have been learning in math, sharing inspiring quotes, enjoying mindful minutes, creating various projects, and even creating stories. In 2019, I want to challenge my students to find more unique ways to incorporate the Buncee canvas in all that we do each day.
Buncee enables students to have a choice in their creations and allows them to be creative – all the while giving them access to their own voice in everything they create. This is the perfect time and perfect way to take Buncee use to the next level.
On a personal level, pondering my #OneWord2019 Buncee brought me to my journey with my husband, his mom, and her dementia. Two years ago this heartbreakingly cruel disease entered our life. This year, twelve days before Christmas she fell and broke her hip which resulted in surgery, nine days in the hospital, and twelve days in a rehab facility. Through this incredibly challenging time, my #OneWord2019 Buncee appeared in the form of three words: #COMPASSION, #JOY and #EMBRACE.
We need to have and show COMPASSION for all of those we encounter on this road we call life for we never know what experiences they are dealing with behind the scenes. We need to look for JOY in all that we experience no matter the situation because there is JOY to be found…no matter how small it may be. We have to EMBRACE the situations in which we find ourselves because they are meant to happen exactly as they are happening. We need to EMBRACE them along with the lessons they bring and be grateful for how they are growing and shaping us as individuals.
Buncee allows an incredible canvas to document our journey as well as inspire us and others along the way. I am so thankful to be able to utilize this powerful tool in my life and the life of my students. What an incredible experience it offers us – if only we open it and let the MAGIC happen!