“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”
In January many people set goals for the upcoming year. I invite you to think about what the New Year means to you. What will you do differently? What will you continue to do? As you reflect on the first part of the year, what worked? What didn’t work? Who are your students? What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses?
Here are my thoughts on the New Year…
A new outlook on curriculum and exploring how to teach it to your students.
A new commitment to student learning; reflecting on how to reach each student, every day.
A new approach to collaboration and becoming a member of a learning community.
A new promise to think systematically about your practice and learn from experience.
A new enthusiasm to use multiple tools to collect data to inform your instruction.
A new connection to your kids, to your colleagues, to your school, and to your community.
A new perspective on an old approach to teaching and student learning.
A new belief in your ability to positively impact students, teachers and parents.
A new attitude that each day presents opportunities and challenges that you control.
A new beginning for you and your students to discover and learn from one another.
A new occasion to rise above the little things that consume our time and energy.
What are your thoughts?