Wrap It Up

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Some stuff I did in 2020 that I’m actually proud of.

  1. Gave my first keynote ever.
  2. Led some online anti racism workshops that went well.

3. Got a 10 person group from my school to attend The online NAIS People of Color Conference.

4. I’m advising a HS Junior on developing & implementing diversity awareness projects at school. (This is the ultimate Privilege! I mean, my girl is all about it!)

5. Figured out how to keep my students involved with PE throughout longer and shorter phases of distance learning.

6. Was forced to get over myself. Having to create, edit & watch videos of myself doing PE stuff in my yard & in the living room for several weeks of the year worked a charm.

7. Kept Bending The Arc going.

8. Identity, Education and Power is still in the world.

9. Led the Digital Identity track of the first fully online Digital Pedagogy Lab.

10. Enrolled in a 10-week memoir writing course.

10.5. Collected some of my favorite threads & gave them a page on this site.

11. Seriously upped my skating game.

I’m not a tidy individual. I believe in allowing things to collect and form piles. 2020 held a lot; created more than its fair share of exhaust, debris, residue. There’s a lot of this particular year I will be relieved to leave behind me. And yet, here’s this list just the same. Stuff not only happened; I made some stuff happen. Opportunities opened up. I walked in and said yes. It seems important, perhaps more important than usual to lay claim to what I and you and everyone still managed to accomplish in 2020, despite 2020. Even if it’s simply a note to self.

Earlier this year I wrote about feeling confident, like a *&#$=/ Boss, in fact. I said, “ make sure you own some confidence somewhere. And feed it.” Making list is one way to feed that confidence for later days.

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