I've thought about my word for a while now... and I think I have to go with my initial word.
I do love my "why" philosophy for this school year but have to add "stand" to help focus myself.
*Stand up for what I believe in.
*Stand strong when faced with tough challenges.
*Stand firm when asked to do things I don't believe to be best practice.
*Stand proudly as a member of the #nerdybookclub.
*Stand alone when necessary.
*Stand up for my students and what I believe to be best for them.
*Stand next to my first graders as they discover who they are as readers.
*Stand my ground as a believer in authentic learning experiences for children.
*Stand true to who I am.
*Stand up when trying new things, new ideas, and new learning.
*Stand back when I need to.
What would you choose as your one little word?