The end of the calendar year is a great time for reflection, as is July for us educators as it represents another transition between two years. I began this blog in July, so I often reflect on my blog’s “birthday”. Over the last few years, I’ve also done an end-of-year wrap up in the form of a short summary. This is what 2019 looked like on Reflections on Leadership and Learning.
My favorite blog topics this year:
- Being an introverted adventurer
- Feedback and assumptions
- Sustainability in education
- Shining out of my comfort zone – my word of 2019 was SHINE
- Emotional resilience, through my monthly reflections about Onward
My most read blog posts from this year:
- The Coach ADVEnture is out! – a blog post from the day my book was released!
- Observing Lessons as an Instructional Coach
- Introducing a New Blog Series – the post where I introduced my monthly reading reflection of Onward for 2019
The month in which I published the most posts:
- April and October tied with 6 posts each!
The top countries where my blog readers live (outside of the US):
- United Kingdom
- India (new to the list this year!)
Terms people searched that helped them arrive at my blog:
inspirational reflections on leadership
elena aguilar core values
- strengths based coaching
- importance of the art of questioning
Blogging goals and reflections:
- At this time last year, I mentioned that I was going to finish my book early in 2019. I’m proud to have met that goal and to have blogged about it! #CoachADV is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
- My other goal from last year was to blog more in 2019 than I did in 2018. I met this goal, thanks to my monthly Onward reflections and reading updates. I don’t know if there will be a monthly series on the blog next month, but the ideas always come to me when I need them!
- I enjoyed challenging myself to capture more about the books I read, in order to continue to diversify my reading choices. In 2020, I hope to read even more diverse books.
- I will continue to use this blog as a source of reflection. I enjoy writing and appreciate that anyone is interested to read my posts. I look forward to another great year in 2020!