Normally every August, we share a month of reflective prompts for educators who are soon to start their new school year. Well, it didn’t happen this year……… nothing about 2020 has been normal. We call this month of prompts #Reflect31 the intent is to inspire educators to spend some time contemplating and reflecting on keywords pertaining to education. The daily word is a springboard, we want to leave the reflecting open to personal interpretation. There have been years when we created an image with a quote and posted it to correspond to the word of the day. Our goal was to help educators practice reflection to critically think about instruction and our hope was that people create and share in response to the prompts. However, as educators, we understand that time is precious and the most important component for educators was to build in daily reflective practice. There was no pressure to post a daily creation but we did have some beautiful creative reflections posted to the tag #Reflect31.
Since #Reflect31 didn’t happen, Matt and I were thinking about how much we missed it and if we could create a different set of prompts to inspire joy and creativity for educators. As a challenging semester comes to a close and for that matter a challenging year, we bring you #Joy31. 31 days of prompts to inspire joy and creativity; a different word each day. We hope you’ll think of each word, consider how it inspires joy for you and create a small image, doodle, quote, or design (we suggest Adobe Spark Post for ease) then post and share with the tag #Joy31