The 1% Journal for Teachers

366 Challenges to Teach for Impact

Do you need a blueprint that will guarantee you experience success in preparing students for the real world?

The 1% Journal for Teachers will help you master the fundamentals you need to make an impact on your students!

Are you overwhelmed with trying to meet an ever-growing range of student needs but underappreciated for your effort?

Is a lack of respect, inadequate funding and resources, or an overemphasis on standardized testing bringing you down?

Do conflicts with your students, colleagues, or administrators make you question whether you are in the right profession?

In today’s world of education, it can be a daunting task to determine whether or not we are being successful in our classrooms.

We all have a desire deep within us to be successful and make a difference in the lives of our students. But we often look in the wrong place to fulfill that desire and chase misguided goals.

The 1% Journal for Teachers takes us on a daily journey to create a better version of ourselves. Continuous improvement allows us to maximize our gifts and abilities and strengthen our relationships and connections with our students. Ultimately, this allows us to move beyond just influence and inspiration in our leadership to creating a positive impact.

As educators, we experience success when we write our own story from the inside-out and provide our students with a compass to follow.


every story has a HERO

every hero goes on a JOURNEY

every journey is an opportunity to make an IMPACT


As the hero of our story, we do not want to simply pass through the stages of our journey reacting to the circumstances of the world around us. We need fundamentals we can employ to help ensure we experience success and we use our experience to make an impact on others.

Our impact comes from executing FUNDAMENTALS.

These 12 Fundamentals of Impact work in pairs through an INSIDE-OUT process.

Inside fundamentals help us employ MINDSETS of impact.

Outside fundamentals guide us to take ACTIONS which make a positive impact.

These 12 Fundamentals of IMPACT are:
Have a Vision
Pursue Our Dreams
Seek Excellence
Grow Character Skills
Rise Above
Overcome Obstacles
Be a Lighthouse
Lead by Serving
Know Our Integrity
Live by Principles
Seek Peace and Fulfillment
Enjoy the Journey

Each one of the 366 challenges in this journal aims to help us develop one of the fundamentals we need for our JOURNEY.

Ultimately, our journey always provides us opportunities to create a better version of ourselves so we can give our gifts and abilities away to others and make a difference in the world.

Your journey of success awaits…