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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Road Maps and Sign Posts: Planning Ahead for a Successful Storytime

Road sign picture, courtesy of Pixabay
I attended quite a few of the Wild Wisconsin Winter Webinars last week, and I'm looking forward to listening to several more of them--I'm going to put it on my calendar so I actually do it, and I encourage you to do the same.  All the recordings are here.  There is a youth services track, but many of the webinars are useful for everyone!  And some of the leadership track sessions were led by youth services phenoms.

Today, I'm just going to mention that if you didn't yet listen to the Road Maps and Sign Posts webinar with Melissa Depper, I hope you will take an hour to do so.  Melissa talks about thoughtfully planning ahead for behavior expectations, transitions, and more.  Yet another reminder of how important it is to be intentional instead of haphazard with our efforts.  This can be difficult when trying to juggle too many things--believe me, that seems to be the story of my life!  But having regular reminders of concrete ways to practice this is one of the best ways to help me change my way of doing things.

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