My youngest started secondary school today.
Things went pretty smoothly. We walked there, so there was time for a chat on the way, and she arrived on time, in the right uniform, with the right stuff in her bag and wandered off into the (massive) school pretty happily with a friend. Job done.
But isn’t it funny how “back to school” time stays with you?
I still have a sense of a “new start” in September: hope for the future; excitement about what new learning there’ll be (and a strong urge to tidy up).
Personally, I find that it’s a good thing to harness.
It’s a great time to reflect on your strengths and achievements, reassess goals and understand/plan to work on any gaps.
Do you agree?
Why not commit to finding 10 minutes today to reflect on how far you’ve come, where you want to go and how you could get there?
If you are wondering where to start, this post of mine on reflective learning, written for the beginning of the SRA’s needs-based learning, might be useful.
And keep an eye out for my special back-to-school clear out offers, coming along this week. Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to hear about it all.