Over the last few years, I’ve done an end-of-year wrap up in the form of a short summary. Just like the rest of the world, I find December to be a good time to pause and reflect and the year. I look back at many things, but I like to see what my blogging looked liked for a year. This is what 2020 looked like on Reflections on Leadership and Learning.
My favorite blog topics this year:
- Coaching for Equity – I loved Elena Aguilar’s latest book so much that I turned it into a blog series so I could reflect at the end of each chapter.
- Grace – I wrote about this a lot because it was my word of the year, long before I knew what 2020 was going to bring us!
- Happiness Hashtags – Early on in the global pandemic, participating in photo challenges and using these hashtags brought me some much-needed joy!
- Antiracism work – I am still learning and growing in this area, but I read a lot this year and I reflected on the impact of reading How to Be an Antiracist had on me.
- Green School initiatives – Before the pandemic, I began a green schools blog series. Then we weren’t working in our schools and I just couldn’t keep writing about what wasn’t happening. After attending the green schools virtual conference and visiting my nephew’s school, I had a few more thoughts to share this year!
- I ALWAYS love blogging about my reading!
My most read blog posts from this year:
- Moving from not racist to antiracist
- Happiness Hashtags
- Does stress bring out your best or your worst? – This post was written in 2018, but seemed to attract a lot of attention in the crazy world of 2020
- Over-scaffolding – This post was written in 2015 but it was read more times this year than in the past.
The month in which I published the most posts:
- November & February
The top countries where my blog readers live (outside of the US):
- United Kingdom
- China (new to the list this year!)
New terms people searched that helped them arrive at my blog this year:
- over scaffolding
- humans crave feedback
- resources when observing a lesson
Blogging goals and reflections:
Last year I was hesitant to set specific goals, because my blog evolves based on where I am and what I’m doing (and reading) at the time. Last year, I didn’t know if I would have any blog series to write about, and I ended up with a few! I wrote that I wanted to diversify m reading, and I have done that this year (as will be reflected in my final book list of the year). This year, the only goal I’m writing here is a copy from last year:
- 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 2021 (for so many reasons!).