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Maintaining Positive Routines
Continue to update your Good Day Plan as your routines and needs change. Ongoing use of this tool will ensure that you are intentionally incorporating self-care into your day. If you find that goal-setting is one way to hold yourself accountable for making time for self-care, continue reading about another I’m Determined tool that can help you set and reach your personal goals.
Setting Personal Goals
As the school year comes to an end, consider using the I’m Determined Goal Plan (Figures 3 & 5) to identify ways you have grown as an educator in the past year and establish your hopes for the upcoming school year. Perhaps one of the many new skills you recently learned is one you would like to refine and keep in your toolbox. Or, maybe you are longing to implement a familiar routine that you desperately missed in the absence of in-person instruction. You may even decide that the most important goal at the moment is to establish a routine for self-care.
As you decide on your personal goal, imagine the outcomes and identify your circle of support. By documenting this process on the goal template, you will have evidence to revisit as you hold yourself accountable through completion. To use this tool, first envision the possibilities for next school year and follow the steps below. View the Goal Plan example (Figure 3) by Donni Perry, an instructional coach. Notice how she incorporated both personal and professional goals into her plan.
Example Goal Plan