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This Summer, Achieve Something You Care About, and WOOP to Get Started

By Dave Stuart Jr.

This post is a little different because it's a video that I made for you while in my car in a parking lot. It's sort of a weird idea, but here's the thing: I've had the idea for this article in my brain for a few weeks, but haven't had the time to sit down and get it written up. Why, you ask? Because it's the end of the school year, and you know how that is. There are Pop-Up Toasts to plan, exams to print, thank-yous to write.

So this video keeps on with the theme of us having good summers, the kinds of summers where we pursue our own long-term flourishing. Two things to do as you watch this:

1) Go through the WOOP process for a goal you would genuinely like to accomplish this summer. Great teachers tend to have great (flourishing) lives. Part of flourishing is achieving things, and that's why I made this video for you, to help you achieve something cool.

2) Consider how you might use WOOP with students in the year to come. This is one of those strategies you can use again and again in the classroom, and the better you are at facilitating it, the better it will go with you and your kids. WOOP also has, unlike so many educational strategies, a large body of empirical evidence supporting it.

Anyways, here's the video.

Note: WOOP is one of the strategies we unpack in the Student Motivation Course, too. Learn more about that here.

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