Jon Gordon, author of the bestselling book, The Energy Bus, spoke with teachers at the opening assembly for the 2014-15 school year, passing along a message of positivitiy and prompting teachers to select one word to guide them through the new school year.
One Word is a movement. "It's all about scrapping a list of goals that are easily forgotten. Instead One Word asks participants to choose just one word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. Choose one word that is the focus every day, all year long."
Team 1 teachers knew it would be fun to involve students in the Energy Bus/One Word project. Mrs. Robinson, our principal, joined the team and read the student edition of the book to our classes.
After much discussion on the new school year and this project, students were challenged to choose a word.
The words ranged from silly and fun to quite thought-provoking.
Flip books were created to record each student's word. The hope is students will discover the big impact one word can make.
We are trusting this one word will become the compass that directs our decisions and guides our steps.
The One Word project is giving us one more way to create a positive, productive environment at our school. Please take some time and ask your child about the word he or she chose and the reason why.