30 Day Blog Challenge
I am starting a 30 day blog challenge that has been extended by @teachthought via twitter. My blog is a place for me to reflect and I believe that I am up to the challenge to blog everyday for the month of September. Here it goes:
Day One: What are your goals for this school year?
1. More small group instruction.
Small group instruction is absolutely the best way ( in my opinion) to get to know your students better. It can be 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 or 1:4. In those small group chit chats you get real honest answers. I have used it effectively in language but truth be told I would like to branch out to do it in all subject areas.
2. Communication with home.
I send home weekly reports on a weekly basis. Here is a copy of my weekly report here if you would like it. I would like to add more. I started last year to use the program class messenger. I already have a class website but I would also like to add a class twitter account.
3. More pictures that are out of the box
Since I am the graduating class of my school I like to do a class slide show. Last year I realized a lot of my slide show from the 2013-2014 was a lot of in class pictures. It is great to see the students working in groups but only so many in a slide show. What was more fun? The out of the box pictures! The pictures where the students are dressed like elves for the holidays, the school dances, the high school visits, the crazy hair days etc. I didn't get enough of that last year and I want to make sure to capture the year and give the students a copy of it. We are going to be having a blast....(another goal) so I would like to capture it!
Just a few of the many....I am excited to read other goals.