“And I fear that if I don't start making sense of it all and get some plans into place, the momentum of the school year will soon trample my enthusiasm.”
I am preparing to go to the SCCEC Conference and I’m hoping that I will learn lots of new stuff, get lots of goodies and get great ideas.
But what worries me is keeping my enthusiasm. I am so excited while I’m there and learning everything first hand. And then I return home.
Too many times I come home and all of the handouts get put on the side to be forgotten for everyday life and obligations. Links to great tools fall by the wayside. Other ideas come and take the place of the ones I thought about. Life goes on.
I’ve decided to come up with a plan to hopefully help me keep up my enthusiasm.
I am going to keep a list of the new ideas, strategies, tools, etc. I will email the list to myself and each week I will go through the list one at a time. Each Monday I will go to the first item on the list and then spend the whole week exploring or learning anything that is connected with the first thing on my list. Sure, this might take a long time but in doing so, I have a better chance of keeping up my enthusiasm for these new things then pushing them aside and forgetting about them.
How do you keep up with the new things you learn at conferences? How do you go about keeping up your enthusiasm? Please share.