So I realized I haven't nerded out over my bullet journal yet, and that's an atrocity. This is the type of nerdy stuff I ADORE, so I'm sorry if note-taking is boring....too bad...my blog....
For those of you who don't know, bullet journaling has become increasingly popular among neurotic-pinterest types, such as myself. Used as a to-do list/sketchbook/journal/planner hybrid, bullet journals invite the creative and organized (or otherwise) to take charge of their day.
According to one website, bullet journaling "works as the crossroads of mindfulness and productivity." This website in particular promotes its own special materials and even an app, but really all you need is a notebook of your choice and something to write with. You can make bullet journaling as simple or as complicated as you like.
Personally, I use my bullet journal to balance my week's lessons, my novel revision schedule, my exercise, my language studying, my leisure reading, my blogging, my martial arts and climbing, my thoughts, my social time, my me-time, my creativity, my...
...you get the picture.
I won't say that bullet journaling is some magic hobby that everyone should take up. That's unrealistic. But it has worked for me in multiple respects. As an educator, it's become the easiest way to prep for the week and keep notes on individual students. As a writer, it tracks my revision habits and creates a space for me to use those creative muscles. When it comes to hobbies and interests, it holds me accountable for pursuing the life I want.
Pedagogy and Reflection
We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience