As part of #MTBoSBlaugust, I’ve been reading blog after blog after blog of great ideas, inspirational first day ideas, and more. Recently I read @Druinok ‘s post on goals for the year, and I realized that I haven’t actually reflected on or determined my actual goals for the year. I was able to get some ideas down at the end of last year. Here’s what I wrote in May:
I will maximize student engagement with the use of small group instruction and student centered learning opportunities.
- Use of small group instruction at least 2 times a week.
- Creation of differentiated student-centered learning opportunities determined by formative assessment data.
I’m in a new building this year, teaching 3 new classes. Right now it’s hard to think about actual teaching strategies when frankly I’m just focused on content planning. I’ve spent most of the summer writing assessments and skill lists – which have evolved and changed several times already.
I’m just wondering if my goal should be simpler somehow. I like it as it’s written. I guess I’m just wondering if I can pull it off.
Peace, Love, Math… ~MSH