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How to Create a Vision Board for Inspiration: Both Digital and D.I.Y

Have you ever created a vision board? A vision board essentially is a visual representation of your goals and affirmations. Up to this point, I had never made one… but I had always wanted to! Every year I would look forward to a post from one of my dearest friends Aubrey. She had made it a tradition in January to have a vision board making party with her family, and every January I would excitedly wait to see the finished results.

Click Here to Follow Aubrey @yourjourneytojoy She is such a light, you will not regret it!

Traditionally, Vision Boards are created out of Cork Boards, Posters, Magazine Clippings, Pictures, and quotes.

Each of these pieces and everything you put on your vision board is meant to inspire you, and remind you of your goals, and priorities.

Vision boards are not meant to be created and then shoved away in the back of your closet in hopes that things will just manifest themselves.

Instead, vision boards are intended to be viewed often, at least daily. This daily viewing of your vision board acts as a small, and simple, yet POWERFUL visualization practice. Consciously, or subconsciously you are telling your brain what matters most, and I don’t think we need to be reminded how powerful our minds can be. The one thing I love about vision boards is that they are so open-ended to the creator. Your Vision Board can be as concrete as a measurable checklist or as figurative as an emotion that you want to feel more of. Vision Boards can consist of affirmations or one-word resolutions, or even visual representations of your biggest, scariest, or bucket-list dreams! A vision board is a home for ALL of those things to work together cohesively.

One of my favorite quotes about being intentional is by Dallis Pruit, creator of the Growth Guide, “On paper, on purpose.” There is something powerful that happens when we take a whim or a hope out of our mind and make it something more concrete.

Digital Vision Board created using one of the Digital Computer Screen Templates. Save as your Computer’s Wallpaper or Lock Screen for Visual Reminder.

If you’re like me, the idea of gathering magazines, and supplies, then the stress of putting something together that would be visually appealing stresses you out. Stress no further. For me, the barrier to entry for ACTUALLY making a vision board instead of just appreciating the idea of them prevented me from taking the plunge. It wasn’t until I was trying to brainstorm a digital activity for January that it hit me like a ton of bricks. Digital. Vision. Boards. (P.S. To all my D.I.Y traditional Vision Boarders… I’m currently working on a printable pack just for you! Stay Tuned. And to all my “I’m not techy” friends. Fear not, I’ve included video tutorials to walk you through each simple step!)

Digital vision boards… This was something I could get behind. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Not only would you be able to create a really beautiful vision board with the right template, but you would also have the ability to quickly make edits, alterations, and customizations minus any glue, scissors, pins, or even a PRINTER. I.E. all of my barriers to entry that prevented me from taking the vision board plunge! 

Now, here’s the kicker. Remember that in order for a vision board to work its magic, it needs to be in a place that you see it often. I don’t know about you but I see the screen of my computer, phone, or tablet… often. That was it. I would create digital templates in proportion to your computer, tablet, or smart phone’s screen allowing you to save your vision board as your device’s new wallpaper or lock screen!

As I began to research and put together this product. It became important to me that not only would the user be able to create a beautiful, and impactful vision board with ease, but that the process would also be educational and learned content valuable. I’m happy to report that I believe that goal was met.

Another thing that became apparent as I was putting this product together was that this project is beneficial to EVERYONE. What was intended to be a January digital activity for students, quickly became so much more than that. Everyone needs to create one. Everyone can benefit. So if you’re reading this… I’m talking to you.

Also, it👏 does👏not👏 need👏 to 👏be 👏January👏 to 👏create 👏a 👏Vision 👏Board.

Did I use the clap emoji right? I’m not as cool as I used to be. 

Whether I used the emojis right or not, I stand by that statement. There is no time like today to start taking intentional steps towards personal growth and a more balanced and fulfilled life.

Balanced… did you catch that word. I didn’t want to set you loose on with only a vision board template in hand, and then for all your goals and visuals to be based on career success or physical health goals. My hope is that you will end up with a balanced Vision Board. In order to help you create a balanced vision board, I’ve included different articles, activities, and reading supports to help you better examine your life and consider what you really want. See the brief video below for a quick intro on the different support supplements I’ve included.

While completing the introduction and educational portion of this project you will be introduced to:

  • What a Vision Board is
  • What Research Says
  • What are the Elements of Wellness: Balance
  • Questions to examine each element of wellness in your own life
  • What you can control and how that applies to Smart Goal Setting
  • Questions to clarify what YOU should include on your vision board
  • What colors you should consider using (Color Symbolism)
  • One Word Resolutions
  • Other Suggestions for what you could include (Affirmations, Numbers, Quotes…etc.)
  • Video Tour Walk-Throughs, and Video Tech Skills Support Tutorials

Once you’ve completed as little or as much of the educational introduction/planning segment. You will then be able to jump into the actual creating portion. These Vision Boards are created through Google Slides, so a Gmail account is necessary. You will then decide which of the templates you would like to use to create your Vision Board for: Computer Screen, Tablet Screen, or Smart Phone. There are over 26 combined design templates to pick from, each is created with my easy to use picture placeholders. Simply, insert a picture from your device, google drive, or a google search into the image and it will automatically be sized into the placeholder I’ve provided! Pick from my pre-made templates, or use the over 150 graphics and clipart, and tools to create something from scratch! Whatever you do, you will be left with a truly unique and inspiring vision board to be proud of!

Check Out the Videos below for a Quick Overview of what’s included!

In a nutshell, you learn about vision boards, smart goal setting, and complete SEL  and self-reflection activities. Next, you create a digital vision board then save it as the device’s wallpaper and|or lock screen to act as a daily visual and reminder. ***Templates for computers, tablets, and Smart Phone screens are available, the Vision Board Bundle includes ALL of the templates. 

This one was such a labor of love, but I think I love it even more because of that! When determining the best time to set goals and refocus, there really isn’t a better time than the present.

This Product Includes:

  • Teacher Notes (If you plan to use this with a class, ***Use in Outschool or Commerical use in Prohibited)
  • Video Walk-Throughs & Tutorials
  • Vocabulary Page
  • What is a Vision Board (Editable Reading Passage)
  • What’s the Point (Editable Reading Passage)
  • A Balanced Life: Elements of Wellness (Editable Reading Passage)
    • Example page of each of the different Elements of Wellness + Questions (Editable)
    • Elements of Wellness Reflection Page (Editable)
  • What I Can Control & What I Can’t Control Digital Sorting Activity
  • Areas of Control poster
  • Good | Better | Best: S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting Chart (Editable)
  • Suggestions for what to include on your Vision Board (Editable)
  • Color Symbolism Chart (Editable)
  • 1 Word Resolution List and Wordsearch
  • Questions to Consider for planning your Vision Board (Editable)
  • Brainstorm Page (Editable)
  • Needed Tech Skills Worksheet, Answer Key, and Video Tutorial (Editable)
  • Reflection Page (Editable)
  • How to Save Vision Board From Google Slides Instructions
  • Completed Template Examples
  • 26 Different Digital Vision Board Templates sized to your Computer Screen, Tablet, or Smartphone
    • Over 150 moveable stickers, graphics, and elements to customize your vision board!

Long story short. This product is JAM-PACKED. I’ve done my best to create something that EVERYONE can benefit and learn from. I know you are going to love it!

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April Fools’ Day is TOMORROW
I know many of you are coming off Spring Break, to lighten the load and add a little laughter to the classroom I quickly put together a fun and FREE activity/ joke to play on your class 💛 This impossible word search is in disguise as a #nationalpoetrymonth activity. Students will try and find words like stanza, verse, and rhyme... but won’t come up with a dime! 😉 They may however come up with words like tomfoolery, bogus, shenanigan, joke, buffoonery...etc 😂😂😂 Hope you and your class enjoy it, and this brightens your day! Tag me if you decide to use it, tags completely make my day! Comment below and I’ll DM you the link💛

Are you using my FREE Pi Day Activity like• @sunnyinclass

This fun FREEBIE works with ANY circular treat and is such a fun activity for students to explore and calculate Pi on Pi Day!

Comment below if you want me to DM you the opt in link 💛
Thank so much for the tag @sunnyinclass 💛 I can’t wait to hear what your 5th graders think! #l

#piday #pidayactivities #pidayatschool #pidayintheclassroom #mathteacher #math #mathactivities #mathactivity #mathactivitiesforkids #5thgrademath #5thgrade #5thgradecollaborate #ediblemath #edibleactivities #foodintheclassroom #havefunteaching #havefunlearning

Guys.... I’m not usually one to toot my own horn.... but 🎺 🎺. You HAVE to try this in your classroom. I racked my brain to come up with a pie recipe that didn’t require melting butter, a hand mixer, oven, or mess, that still incorporated math and fun. When plastic bags came to mind I couldn’t find anything that supported the idea of whipped cream in a bag but, in theory it should work.... IT. DOES. Every “piece” of that pie #punintended is made in a ziplock bag with ingredients that simply require measuring. Best part, it’s delicious. This is SURE to be a favorite and memorable activity with your class! 💛 be sure to tag me, I can’t wait to hear all about it!.

Link can be found in my story, or comment below for the link! Link includes the email opt-in for my March Freebie Bundle, that includes TWO no-prep Pi Day activities.
Comment below if you plan to try this activity with your class tomorrow or comment if you’d like me to DM you the link to the Pi Day FREEBIE opt in 👊

When an idea for an activity turns out EVEN better than you imagined?!
Add a little spice to your Stuck in a Snow Glove activity! Your Upper-Grade students will LOVE this activity!
If you already own this product head to your TPT account and re-download to access ALL the updates I made to this pretty little thing. Just when I thought I couldn’t love this one any more…
❄️In short it’s MAGICAL❄️
Head to my story or link in bio for more info…
How many days do you have left until winter break? Comment ⬇️

I love the idea that the best way we can remember September 11 and #neverforget is to remember the love, and unity that was felt September 12th, and to strive to live that way each day.
On September 12th we were one nation under God.
Seeking justice for all.
Love this beautiful depiction by @paigepayne_creations see her thoughts on September 12th below.
“ And on September 12th, we all came together. We were one. My family was living in Scotland when 9/11 happened. It was everywhere, all over the news. In school the day after, we had a long moment of silence in remembrance of those who were lost. We continued to have an annual moment of silence every year after that. It was incredible that even thousands and thousands of miles apart, we were mourning with those that mourned. We were one. At that time, we all displayed what we are capable of. Even in the face of incomprehensible tragedy, humans are capable of immense love. Capable of setting aside differences and coming together as one. As we remember and pay tribute to the thousands of lives the were lost that day, let us also strive to be more like how we were on September 12, 2001. Full of love, understanding, and compassion for each other. “

This painting is inspired by a beautiful photo taken by @masseya ❤️

#911 #911memorial #9eleven #911remembrance #thetwintowers #neverforget #neverforgotten #unity #love

Tag your #teachertribe and every #firstyearteacher below for this important reminder:
As you set up your classroom for the new school year, and start divvying out materials… Do no forget to set aside 2-4 new student kits.
Just like @adifferentiatedclass (shown in picture) I made sets using Gallon ziplocks.
If you are in a developing community with new housing I recommend a minimum of 4 bags 🙀
What to include:
🍋If you adhere the plates to the desk, have a segment of what you use in the pack.
🍋Welcome Treat (same one you’ve given to each student at the open house/back to school...etc.
🍋Whatever else you’ve set aside for students that begin on the first day of school.
📣📣📣There will likely come a day when without warning you will be notified you have a new student, and the student will start THAT DAY. Save yourself and your poor new student the stress of frantically trying to get everything set up, by preparing NOW.
Veteran teachers what else do you include in your new student kits?? Share in the comments below⬇️⬇️⬇️
📸: @adifferentiatedclass

How satisfying/ beautiful 😻 is this #classroomorganization tip by @the_organized_classroom
Use paint swatches as a visual to help students sort supplies! Keep this is mind as you set up your classroom for the school year!
What’s a brilliant #teacherhack you’ve tried or seen done with paint swatches??? Comment below 👇
I’ll leave mine in the comments!

Guys… I had a baby 🥰 Almost 10 months ago 😳 I STRUGGLE to consistently show up on this platform, but know how happy I am that you are here!
There are a lot of new faces around here so I thought we should take the time to get to know each other!
PLEASE comment below with what we have in common, or something we will never see eye to eye with 😜
A few things to know about me😬
🍋 My name is Tara, I’m the creator behind @teachingonlemonlane
🍋 Lemon was my maiden name and my love for all things lemon runs deep.
🍋 I’m a fresh lemonade connoisseur, and will not touch store bought/ from the tap.
🍋 My patronus is a wolf 🐺 #potterhead
🍋 A piece of my heart will always be in #5thgrade and New Orleans
🍋 I’m a novice flower gardener and LOVE to experiment with different blooms.
🍋 Ben and I will celebrate our 10 year this year and have 3 kiddos under 5 💀
🍋 Go Red Sox ⚾️
🍋#bucketlist item: New Zealand, Hobbiton, ride the #nevisswing 😳
🍋 Teaching item(s) I can’t live without…Binder clips😎 You should see what I can #macgyver with a couple clips… also, flair pens. #cliché 🤓
YOUR TURN: Tell me something about you in the comments!

To my dear teacher friends still in school, I've got a FREE Father’s Day project I think you will love! Those of you are home with kiddos of your own, consider this fun activity for your Father’s Day Celebration! This is a great #endofyearproject that doubles as a #fathersdaygift 💛🍋💛
This product is available in both a printable and digital version that’s completely editable through Google. If you have a student or child interested in Digital Design, this is a fun way to introduce and experiment with different design tools. Because there are so many different types of situations and circumstances when it comes to a father the words father or dad are never actually used. Which makes this the perfect card to give to any figure that has taken on that important role. Whomever that is, they should be celebrated!

Need #bulletinboardideas for March.... I’ve got you👊 like almost all of my Bulletin Board Kits, they center around student work and are made up of EASY TO CUT, Editable 🙊, ready to print and assemble slides!
Make sure to check out the Lucky Because Bulletin Board BUNDLE get ALL this for only $3.99☘️☘️☘️☘️ The Clover craft is the PERFECT craft for tomorrow!

If you’ve followed me for long you know I love all things March and Irish ☘️ it’s in my blood 🙃
My love of March shows in my resources, of all the months to have the most projects... March (of all the months???) is at the top of the list!
I just added this CELTIC KNOT inspired Lucky Clover Craft and it turned out so fun! Use either the DIGITAL version and insert pictures into the leaves that represent why you’re lucky, or pick from one of the 18 different top layer options to create a beautiful clover like the one shown above! If you do go this route make sure to check out the EDITABLE bulletin board kit to really put these beauties on display!
Do you love March? Why or why not? Drop a comment below 💛💛

Selection Sunday and PI Day falling on the same day... Somebody pinch me. Two of my very favorites because of the projects you can start in your classroom 😍 Take for instance my March Math Madness PBL
Think March Madness + Fantasy Basketball + Lots of Math + A sprinkle of ELA = Engagement & Excitement & Learning 💛🏀💛
Students are separated into the 4 divisions then work together to put together a new starting 5 from players in their division. #dreamteam Each round their individual players are awards point values for how they played. At the end of each round students will calculate their team’s total points and decide which dream team comes out victorious! There are some really great opportunities to see Math in action. There’s opportunity for measurement conversion, converting fractions to decimals, ordering decimals, ratios, mean-median-mode, adding and subtracting decimals, multiplying decimals...etc. This is quickly becoming another tried and true favorite in the classroom!
Also if you think your too late to the table, the only thing you are late for is brackets! The dream team activity can be started before any round! Second round would actually be ideal 👊🏻👊🏻 LOTS of FREEBIE extensions for this product that can stand on their own! Head to the website for more details!