As I return to the classroom after my one-year sabbatical, I’m both excited and apprehensive – much like my students. There is so much I really enjoy about teaching and by far the best is forming relationships with these amazing young people. In the face of greater content and more rigorous academic demands, sometimes it’s easy to forget that education is really about people.
I’m always looking for chances to reflect on my teaching, so when this blogging challenge showed up on my radar, I thought I would give it a whirl. And despite the fact that I missed day one, I am undeterred! I will do what I can, when I can. Which brings me to the first prompt for day one:
Write your goals for the year. Be as specific or abstract as you’d like to be!
- Teach the reader, not the reading.
- Teach the writer, not the writing
- Realize that there will always be more to do, and that giving my best each day has to be enough.
- Maintain balance between work and family.
And the prompt for day two:
Write about one piece of technology you would like to try this year and why. You might also write about what you’re hoping to see out of this edtech generation.
I’m actually already implementing one new piece of technology with my classroom library. I’m using the classroom organizer through booksource to catalog and check out all my class books. It’s been quite a process to get things up and running, but I really think that it will pay off down the road!
Here’s to a great year!