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Plan and enjoy!

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Planning your summer can help you have an enjoyable, meaningful experience. I don’t like rushing around at the end of the summer with that upset feeling that I’ve missed something. So, here’s a free resource from Angela Watson that will help you plan ahead. She has a blog post, a podcast, and a sign up for a free summer planning guide here.

I am an affiliate for Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club which has opened as of June 15 with early bird bonuses. However, this is a free resource.

I think her point of planning ahead, listing your priorities, and putting dates on your calendar are great recommendations! We can do this!

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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We all have a brand - what are we doing about it?

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Many of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. Now, whether you think you have a brand or not, you do. And I know it’s kind of frustrating because some people just don’t want to have a brand. And if that’s you, that’s okay. But at some point, you’re going to want to change careers, or somebody is going to look at your body of work. And I think that we all need a professional body of work online. So there are five different things I’d like to encourage you as you think about your personal brand.

This is a blog post and podcast – listen or read the way you prefer!

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom.
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We’ve been airing some of the top shows of all time that were from early seasons of the podcast. It doesn’t have to be new to be new to you! This advice about summertime is still relevant and while some of the numbers may have changed, the truths are unchanged. Have an awesome summer! Next week will be ISTE and #notatiste week with lots of awesome guests.

Transcript1 – Tell a Story that is Uniquely Yours

First of all, this year, when I was working with our valedictorian and salutatorian on their speeches for graduation, I asked each of them, and I said,

“What is the story that you can uniquely tell?”

Now, our salutatorian is such a great young man, and he actually stood up and said,

“I shouldn’t be here.”

Because when he was in first grade, his parents had tried to move him to another school, and he had chosen to stand up for half a day. Talk about conscientious objector, a little-bitty first-grader, said it wasn’t his school, it wasn’t his desk; he wasn’t going to sit down. Perfectly respectful to all the adults. But eventually, his mom got in, brought him back to my school where he was. And so his whole speech was about standing for something, and that his whole life changed that day where he stood up for what he believed in. Then, he proceeded to tell about how every single person in the class stood for something.

And I’ve had people send me lovely, “helpful” emails and say,

“You know what; you sound like Holly Hunter. You need to get rid of your accent.”

Well, you know what; my accent is me. And I’d have to fight like the third monkey on Noah’s gangplank to get rid of it! And, yes, that’s a Southern colloquialism.

And I’m from “down South” here in America, and I’m going to own it. That’s me. It’s who I am. Some people will like it; some people won’t.

But you know what? I don’t like people who are fakes. I don’t like people who change to try to fit in with everybody else because I love unique individuals. So that’s who I’m going to be.

TIP #1: I have found that the people who do best with their personal brand just own who they are and they’re okay with it.
2 – Make Bigger Hills — Don’t Play King of the Hill

I think the second thing is, as you think about your career and your personal brand, be careful about getting too hung up on lists. Sometimes I’ll end up on one list of great bloggers, and then I’ll be left off another one. And used to; I would just let it roll me up like a rollercoaster. I’d be up down, up down, up down.

But something happened the day I hit 12,000 Twitter followers. Now, I’m much past that now, but for some reason, I thought 12,000 was just like “the number.” And I don’t know why, but I did. And climbed and worked, and worked, and climbed, and worked, and climbed, and I finally hit 12,000.

And you know what; I didn’t feel any different than I did when I had two Twitter followers. There was no more validation, no more. I still had the same insecurities. I’m still just me. I’m still just Vicki Davis.

And I didn’t feel any different. And now I have 143,000 followers, and I still don’t feel any different, except sometimes I just feel really overwhelmed because I wonder like, “what on earth is this?” And I know certainly 143,000 people aren’t looking at all of my tweets.

But the strategy that I’ve adopted is to not play king of the hill. My strategy is to make a bigger hill. When I suddenly realized that a lot of people were reading my blog, and now a lot of people listening to my podcast, my second podcast as well as the first, I realized, you know what; there’s a lot of amazing educators out there that people haven’t found yet.

And one of my favorite podcasts of this whole season has been the podcast with special needs teacher Karen McCallum because she doesn’t have a Twitter; she doesn’t have a Blog. And it’s one of the most popular shows of the whole season because she was using puppets to help kids with special needs in first grade, and it was just so awesome. It was so endearing. And to me, that gives me meaning, when I make a bigger hill when I find these teachers that people have never heard of yet because there’s more than enough room. Oh, my goodness.

And when I see people who present – and I’ll have to admit; there was a time period where I was taking in by it. That is the thing about the blogosphere; it’s a lot of great things, but the negative thing is it’s a whole lot of flattery.

So if somebody ever tells you you’re a rock star, don’t believe them unless you’re wearing leather pants and you can sing like Def Leppard or something.

But I don’t wear leather pants, and that’s not me. So just make a bigger hill.

Tip #2: There’s a lot of ways we can make a bigger hill and share everybody else in what they’re doing. And don’t get caught up in too many lists and that sort of thing. So, find ways to make a bigger hill and shine the spotlight on others. 
3 – Own Your Mistakes

I think the other thing that I realized, the third thing is that we all make mistakes; and when you make them, own it.

One of the earliest mistakes I remember is there was a parody website, P-A-R-O-D-Y, and it was called Microsoft Firefox, and it was making fun of Firefox, and it was just really making fun of Microsoft and everything. And I didn’t know what a parody website was, so I blogged about it and thought it was just so horrible. And then somebody told me, Vicki, that’s a parody, and I realize that I have royally screwed up.

Well, I thought about deleting the blog post, but then I realized I needed to go into the strike-throughs and use it as a teachable moment to explain to others what is a parody website, and then also just be transparent about it because people have to believe what I write. So if I mess up and do a face plant, I have just to own it.

So there have been times I have posted fake news, and I don’t usually delete it. I usually go in there, and I edit it, and I say, I messed up; here is how I could have done better to do it right the first time. There’s a whole lot of humility, I guess, that comes from that. But when I see people who are perfect, I know they’re lying because nobody is perfect. And that’s just the truth.

Be ok with your imperfections. Learn from them. Be “transparent” by turning mistakes into teachable moments. You might find that your honesty is refreshing in a world of people who pretend to be perfect. 
4. Pick Your Habits Because Your Habits Make You

I think the other thing, the fourth thing, is to really look at your habits because your habits make you who you are.

I am super strategic about my habits. I mean, how else can Kip and I produce a five-day a week show like we do without having strategic habits?

I have a list of what I call “idea buckets.” These are the things that I want to cover, or include. So I’ll tell Lisa Durff who does all the research for the show; I’ll say,

“okay, we haven’t had enough in science,” or

“I’m fascinated about peer review”, or

“I think that we haven’t had enough on this particular topic that’s coming out in the research,”

and we really try to be the voice that we feel like needs to be out there, based on the research and what we’re reading. We’re trying to bring the classroom together with all the research.

So I have a list of idea buckets, and then I sit down, and I schedule it. Because here is the thing; I can’t be a hypocrite. When I am in my classroom, I am in my classroom. So all those tweets and Facebook posts and everything that you see posted during the day, those are coming from my Buffer account, and I pay for Buffer every month, and I schedule it.

And that’s just the right way to do that so that I can be focused on my students and not be a hypocrite, but still, have habits that will put great information out there. Because when I got serious about this and realized, you know what; I can do this, I can help pay for my kids for college, it can be a habit, it can help me get awesome, great things for my classroom, but I don’t have a lot of time.

I mean, I’m a mom of three, a wife of one, I have all these students, and just very, very busy person. So I just have to be real strategic about the habits. And so think about yours too.

Tip #4: Be strategic about your habits and tools so that your social media use reflects who you are as a person. 
5. Slow, Steady Innovation Works

And I think the last thing is that we all have to change and grow. If you’ve been listening to me very long, you know that I believe in innovating like a turtle. And that means I always have my list of my next three things I’m going to learn. I like to take slow, steady steps forward. I set two to three times a week to learn new things for about 15 minutes each time. But then also, for a turtle to walk, the turtle has to stick its neck out.

And so sometimes I have to stick my neck out, and I get afraid. I get scared when I’m trying new things. I mean, when we created MAD about Mattering, I was scared to death. All the global projects I’ve worked with are scary. But when you change, and you grow, you are putting yourself out there; you are the kind of person that people may notice. And you may do things well sometimes and other times you may not.

Tip #5: Keep a short list of three things that you want to investigate. Take 15 minutes two or three times a week to learn new things. Work to improve slowly but steadily. Make improvement part of your weekly habits. 
In Conclusion

But I think part of having a brand or being a person, really, that people can trust is that you’re a real person.

And I just want to encourage you to be your authentic you. There are other people out here who are going to be bloggers or podcasters, and everybody will know your name in five years if that’s important to you.

I don’t even fantasize or think that everybody knows my name or ever will know my name. It’s just not realistic. But a question I ask myself about people who listen to or read my stuff, whether they remember my name or not include:

  • Are listeners and readers becoming better teachers?
  • Are they helping kids in the classroom?
  • Is some other part of the world becoming brighter because of something..
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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Linda Kardamis talks about how we can make the most of our summer. Get ready to rock summertime with these five ideas.

Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat today and use the offer code COOL20. Tell your friends and plan your PD today!

Listen to Linda Kardamis talk about how to make the most of your summer

Linda Kardamis – Bio As Submitted

Linda Kardamis provides practical advice and Biblical encouragement for Christian teachers on her website Teach 4 the Heart (http://teach4theheart.com/). She is also the author of Create Your Dream Classroom (http://teach4theheart.com/dreamclassroom) and the creator of Classroom Management 101 (http://teach4theheart.com/cm101) and Teach Uplifted (http://teachuplifted.com).

Blog: http://teach4theheart.com/

Twitter: @LindaKardamis

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. This is a blog post / podcast simulpost. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Enjoy!

Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat today and use the offer code COOL20. Tell your friends and plan your PD today!

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Not a Single Way to Get Back a Summer

As the Master of Trinity College said to the great runner, Abrams, in Chariots of Fire (the great movie about Abram’s battle with Eric Liddell to win races in the 1924 Paris Olympics),

“Life slips by, Abrams, life slips by!”

We have to think differently about summer. I hope this is your wake up call.

Booker T Washington in his autobiography, Up from Slavery says,

“The number of people ready to consume one’s time to no purpose is almost countless.”

I would add to this. The number of apps ready to consume one’s time to no purpose is almost countless.

“There are a million ways to lose a day but not even a single way to get one back,”

says Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister in Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risks on Software Projects. Likewise, there are a million ways to spend a summer but not even a single way to get one back. So, use your summer well.

Here are twenty tips to have a summer that matters. From enjoying the moment to establishing routines to make your more relevant and current during the school year, pick a few tips that work for you and be intentional.

  1. Savor Time

Don’t save time, savor time. Enjoy the moments. Put down your phone and laugh, be in the moment,  

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time,” says Marthe Roly-Curin.

It is ok to savor time, with a long sip of coffee or reading a book in the park. I have to ask myself when I look down and get sucked into Facebook for 30 minutes whether I savored it or if it just slipped through my fingers.

2. Slash Screentime

Be wary of how much time you spend looking at a screen. See if you can lower the time you spend by setting goals and spending that time doing something more meaningful to you.

Now that we have screentime reported to us on many phones, track it and work to spend less time looking at your mobile device.

3. Go off the grid.

Even better, take some time off the grid. If you delete the apps for social media, you’re not deleting the social media service. You can install them back when you need them.

Intentionally disconnect and go places where you’re unreachable to every single person. (Just let your close family know so they don’t worry!)

4. Plan Your Adventures

As former Disney Executive VP Lee Cockerell says,

“Someday, ASAP and when I get time is not a system.”

Be intentional about what you’d like to do this summer!

Summer Goal Posters. In my family, we like to create and color summer goal posters with fun, free, and epic things we want to do. We started doing this after the end of one summer when one of my children said, “I didn’t get to do anything I wanted to do” and I said – “When did you decide what you wanted to do and when did you tell someone?”

When the kids were young, we put these up on the wall in the hall and tried to check off at least once a week.

5. Learn Something New

Ernest Hemingway says

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

I would add..

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Jon Barth on episode 501

Jon Barth, author of the 1% Journal: 366 Challenges for Your Journey to Success encourages us teachers to write our own story. As we reflect this summer upon our past school year, now is a great time to adopt some of these principles.

Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat today and use the offer code COOL20. Tell your friends and plan your PD today!

Listen to Jon Barth talk about writing your own story and the 12 fundamentals

Jon Barth recommends his 12 fundamentals of success as a way to reflect and analyze your life this summer.

Jon Barth – Bio As Submitted

My name is Jon Barth and I’m a mentor, coach, and writer who loves to write stories and create resources to help you Write Your Own Story.

I believe success is the process of striving to achieve excellence, which is living up to our full potential so we can make a positive impact on the world. This journey involves giving it our best shot each day to improve in body, mind, and soul. I have developed The 12 Fundamentals of Success to help people develop the proper mindset and inspire them to take action to Write Their Own Story.

Books:

Twitter: @jonbarth11

Website: http://jonbarthbooks.com/

Instagram: jon.barth.11

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jonbarthbooks

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Pat Hensley on episode 481 of the 10-minute teacher

Preventing burnout, finding the right colleagues, communication, the struggle with perfection… these topics are just some of the encouragements that 30-year special education teacher-turned-college-professor Pat Hensley has for teachers everywhere. Also author of The Successful Teacher’s Handbook, this South Carolina teacher has a message of hope and encouragement from her experience in education that will help all of us get motivated this Monday!


Pat Hensley – Bio as Submitted

Pat taught students with special needs in public school for over thirty years. Now she teaches at the university level to preservice teachers and teachers getting their master’s degree in special education. She was nationally board certified in 2002 and in 2006 was Mauldin High School’s Teacher of the Year and a Greenville County School District Teacher of the Year Top 10 Finalist.

Blog: http://successfulteaching.net

Twitter: @loonyhiker

Book: The Successful Teacher’s Handbook

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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I have picked five of my essential classroom tools. Pick one today to try with your students. I’ve also added some of my favorite new productivity tools for my smartphone, iPad, and a few new ones for my Mac.

Today’s Sponsor

Thank you to Advancement Courses for making today’s show possible. For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to thousands of teachers across the country. They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12 education. Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements.

Right now, my listeners can save 20% off each course with code COOL20 atAdvancement Courses.

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1. Nearpod

Nearpod is my favorite tool for presentations. My students can use their iPhones/iPads or computers to follow along and see the slides. Every third or fourth slide, I like to have an interactive feature. I can include quick formative assessment tools, drawing or brainstorming contributions from everyone and even 3d and virtual field trips. This tool is essential for my classroom.

2. Edpuzzle

I’ve been using Edpuzzle for several years. This tool lets me make videos for my students and include formative quizzes and feedback inside the videos. In addition to making my own videos, I can take video and add my voice or use someone else’s video altogether. I can also just use pieces of a video. I can’t in-flip my classroom without this valuable tool.

3. Hyperdocs

I’ve got quite a few resources on Hyperdocs to help you get started. These are documents that you can adapt from other teachers after finding them on the web or the Hyperdocs website. While you could do them in non-Google Tools (I guess) typically they are Google tools. I love using them in Google Docs and Google Slides. Simply put, these handy tools make your classroom paperless and can give you some simple to use tools that you can adapt for your needs. Get to know hyperdocs. They are invaluable to me (and simple.) Here are some digital citizenship hyperdocs you can use of mine.

4. Office 365

At my school we’re a Google school and Office 365 school. My students love Office 365 and can open their files in Word on their computer, online, on their phone or iPad or anywhere. We also use One Drive for many file sharing ways. This suite is used heavily in colleges and I find Office 365 invaluable for us.

5. Screenshots and Screencasts

Every student should know how to make screenshots and screencasts. I’ve blogged before about 10 Ways to Use Screencasts for Formative Assessment. From playing the video games so I can grade them (I’m terrible at playing video games) to documenting what they’ve learned, students must be able to create screenshots and screencasts on every device they use. This is something you should assess and make sure they can do.

Productivity Apps

I also mention several other apps in the show.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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You feel like it has to be perfect. So, you don’t finish. Sometimes you don’t even start. You’re not going to write down a goal if you don’t think you have the time to do it perfectly right now. So, instead of just losing five pounds in the next two months, you decide you’ll diet later and so you gain.

Perfect can paralyze you. It can keep you from making progress. It can keep you from starting. And if you don’t start, you can’t finish.

Aiming for excellence is great. Let’s do our best. But let’s don’t live lives devoid of any accomplishment because perfection was our goal instead of setting a goal and making forward progress.

The cemetery is full of people who had perfect plans. Perfect books that were never written. Perfect movies that were never shot. Perfect lesson plans that were never taught. And all those perfect thoughts died with the person without being done.

It seems to me an admirable goal done pretty well is better than a perfect goal that died and never saw the light of day.

Take this post for example. I’ve been struggling to write blog posts lately because I thought I had to write 750 words every time I write. I don’t.

The last 50 days, I have lots of perfect posts I wrote in my head and never made it out here. I think aiming for a couple of hundred words of well-thought-out ponderings is better than 1,000 words of perfection that were never published.

Are you letting a false dream of perfection become your perfect straight jacket? Can you back off on your personal expectations and actually get something done that is important to you?

Makes perfect sense to me.

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Rushton Hurley on Episode 386 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Rushton Hurley gives us ideas for improving meetings. He also talks about how to improve communication between administrators and teachers (including how to get people to read your emails.)

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Book Giveaway: Making Your Teaching Something Special

Rushton Hurley’s Bio As Submitted

Rushton Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a high school Japanese language teacher, principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, and a speaker. He founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org. He is heavily involved in service efforts in his community and holds masters degrees in Education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University.

Rushton regularly keynotes at conferences and has trained and worked with teachers and school leaders around the world His fun and thoughtful talks center on inspiration and creativity; the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology; the power of digital media; and the professional perspectives and experiences of teachers at all levels. His first book, Making Your School Something Special, was released by EdTechTeam Press in January of 2017. His second book, Making Your Teaching Something Special, was released in June 2017.

Blog: http://www.nextvista.org/

Twitter: @rushtonh

Related Show: How to Make Your Teaching Something Special with Rushton Hurley (Episode 166)

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James Clear on Episode 381 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones, talks about healthy habit building for students and teachers.

Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area.
Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I will be featuring this tool on my blog and newsletter this week- go to projectpals.com and sign up today.

Bio of James Clear as Submitted

James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. He is the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (atomichabits.com). His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. His website receives millions of visitors each month and hundreds of thousands subscribe to his popular email newsletter.

He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. The Habits Academy is the premier training platform for individuals and organizations that are interested in building better habits in life and work.

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