#IDedchat Wondering: Should balance include gratitude, along with purpose, passion, and priorities?

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Balance Like a Pirate by authors Jessica Cabeen @jessicacabeen, Jessica Johnson  @principalj, and Sarah Johnson @sarahsajohnson encourages reflection through The Balance Quadrants (listed below). Last week, #IDedchat tweets included sharing about how to fuel our passion for teaching and learning through the use of gratitude and choosing to focus on the positives. Thank you @WinkelerD and @thesnowshoe and many others for your thoughtful insight! 

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#IDedchat Challenge: As you read through the #BalanceLAP Quadrants think or say aloud something that you are grateful for within each one. Did one of the quadrants stand out to you more than an another? If this was helpful to you, share this activity with a friend or colleague. Share your experience in the comments or with #IDedchat tweets. 

The Balance Quadrants


  • Wellness in domains like physical, emotional, and financial
  • Mindfulness
  • Family and Relationships

  • Cultivating a Professional Learning Network (PLN)
  • Continuing your own learning
  • Going back to school, and setting your own course for ongoing learning

  • Your specific roles and duties
  • Time Management
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Identifying priorities, and investing some time and energy in these goals.

  • Your joys outside your job – what lights you up as a person – and finding ways to stoke the fire and keep the embers burning.


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