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#GetBetterChallenge "Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still"

What is the #GetBetterChallenge?

Throughout the next three weeks I challenge you to challenge yourself. Due to the Coronavirus, schools in Michigan and many other states have closed temporarily. However, just because we are at home does not mean we cannot be learning and growing. So pick something! Find a skill, a hobby, a topic you want to learn about, and while the world is trying to heal and get better, let's work on improving ourselves. Watch the video below to find out more.

How do I participate in the #GetBetterChallenge

First of all, this challenge is for any Ovid-Elsie student. Students of all ages can participate in the challenge, but if a student under 13 wishes to post content to Flipgrid, please fill out this form and send to karle.delo@ovidelsie.org. If you are not a part of Ovid-Elsie you can participate as well! Unfortunately you will not be able to post to our district Flipgrid page but you can still keep track of your progress in a journal. Teachers, feel free to copy this idea and make your own district Flipgrid page.

Step 1 - Pick a skill, hobby, or topic that you want to learn more about or improve upon. Make sure that you choose something that is actually challenging for you and that you genuinely want to get better at.

Step 2 - Participate in each daily challenge.

To figure out what each daily challenge is you can check the following sources:

Step 3 - Post a video and/or picture

  • Post a video and/or picture to social media using the hashtag #GetBetterChallenge

OR

OR

DO BOTH!

If you are hesitant to post this publicly, I understand. You can still participate! Either email me (karle.delo@ovidelsie.org) with journal entries or pictures/video showing your progress OR just keep a personal journal to track your progress.

Why should I participate in the #GetBetterChallenge?

I will not be grading this project, and neither will any other teacher. So why should you participate in the #GetBetterChallenge? If we use this time to sit around and do nothing our physical and mental health will suffer. After listening to teachers and students in China (who have been quarantined for 48+ days), their biggest piece of advice is to stay active. This challenge will allow us to stay connected, improve ourselves, and it will give us something to look forward to every day. If you fall off and miss a day, don't worry! Just pick back up wherever you want and work on the next challenge. If you are joining in a little late, that's fine! Just start at day 1 and go from there. There are no rules (except that everything you post to Flipgrid must be school appropriate), and I DARE you to try something you might fail at.

If you have any quesitons please email Ms. Delo at karle.delo@ovidelsie.org

Participation in the #GetBetterChallenge is completely voluntary and not required for any student.

#GetBetterChallenge Daily Challenges

Week 1

Day 1 - Explain what skill you are working on and why you chose it. Here's a video description of what to include and here's my first video showing my progress.

Day 2 - Describe how you plan to work on this skill every day, how much time you will spend on it, and what resources you will use. Here's a video description of what to include.

Day 3 - Explain something you have struggled with so far and how you plan to overcome the challenge. Here's a video description of what to include.

Day 4 - Explain or show something you have improved upon this week.

Day 5 - Reflect on this week: What went well, what didn't go well, and what will you change for next week?

Week 2

Day 6 - Set a specific, measureable, goal for yourself for this week. Describe how you plan to accomplish this.

Day 7 - Either find a resource to help you reach your goal, or list the resources you have used so far.

Day 8 - Explain something you have struggled with so far and how you plan to overcome the challenge.

Day 9 - Explain or show something that you have improved upon this week.

Day 10 - Reflect on your original goal for this week. What went well, what did not go well, & what will you change for next week?

Week 3

Day 11 - Set a specific, measureable, goal for this week. Explain how you plan to achieve this.

Day 12 - Either find a resource to help you reach your goal, or list the resources you have used.

Day 13 - Describe something you have struggled with & how you plan to overcome it.

Day 14 - Explain or show something that you have improved upon this week.

Day 15 - Reflect on your journey over the past 3 weeks. Is this something you plan to continue? What was beneficial? What was difficult? Also, show us what you have created/accomplished!

Created By
Karle Delo
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Credits:

Created with images by Danielle MacInnes - "Begin." • Katrina Wright - "Believe in Yourself"