I came across a brilliant quote this week:

“My interests are on the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.”

One thing I love to do with my students at the end of a year is to take some time to think and ‘vision’ for the next year. I find that most students have only thought as far as the holidays (much like us teachers!) By giving your students an opportunity to think about 2010, you can help them anticipate a fabulous year ahead and build in some positive expectations for what is to come over the next 12 months.

Below are some questions to help to get your students to look forward. Set the scene for your students: Imagine that it’s the end of 2010 and you’re looking back over the year that has passed. What do you want to have learned? How have you grown? What skills have you developed?

– How old will you be in 2010?
– What positives will there be in turning one year older?
– What are you already looking forward to?
– How would you like next year to be different to this year?
– What subject would you like to improve most in? How might you do this?
– How can you be a better friend next year?
– In what ways do you think you will mature?

Enjoy the journey,

And more importantly,

Enjoy the moments.