Thursday, March 15, 2012
My four goals for next school year.
An educator that I like to follow on Twitter blogged a few weeks ago about his goals for this school year. You can read about it here. http://stephenlazar.com/blog/2012/03/reflection-on-school-year-goals-3/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+stephenlazar%2FfaZq+%28Outside+the+Cave%29 Thank you Stephen. This post has inspired me to set my own goals for this coming school year. Here they are:
At our school, if a student is failing Algebra 1 at midyear, they are removed from the course in order to allow them to take another class and get credit. If they stay in the class, odds are that they will loose two credits, which is a bad idea. I usually have three or four students that I place in other classes at midyear, and then they take the class over again the next fall. My goal is to really work at making sure all of my students get to stay in the class all year. I really want all of my students to succeed, and every year I feel more confident as a teacher. I have been working a few ideas that I think will accomplish this goal. I'll post separately about those in the next goal.
This is my final and most important goal. I own this one completely to Stephen Lazar. In my college course work, reflection was always stressed, but I never really understood what that meant. Since I have started blogging, I have really started reflecting. Now I think I need to specifically reflect on these goals at a regular interval. I have arbitrarily chosen once a month, so we shall see how this goes! Wish me luck!