Since I can only learn as fast as I can, the more meaningfully I dive into the work, the better I will be for the folks I'm working with. That's why my #oneword for this school year is going to be discover. I can't wait to uncover all of the learning and nuances I will need to be a great collaborative leader.
If we want students to see themselves as life-long learners, who value progress in their own learning experiences, we need to promote an environment that fosters a formative feedback cycle in lieu of summative grades.
As we grow together as a team, I have high hopes that I can ease the woes of anticipation. Although my position title preceeds me as a person, it is my character and willingness to lead from the middle with my team that I hope drives our ability to do what's best for kids.
As a high efficiency kind of person who has always prided myself on getting things done and doing them better than well, I have a hard time allowing myself not to be productive. It may be time for me to redefine what that looks like and sounds like.
Balance is extremely hard and when there are amazing things going on in your life, you have to make time to enjoy them, to truly experience them.
As a reflective educator, setting SMART goals and charting a path to follow has helped me become better for kids, writes opinion blogger Starr Sackstein.
As my nerves bubble up and ready myself for bed, I request that each of you willingly share what you learn along the way and ready yourself to share your awesome wisdom as we continue to travel on this journey together.
Assessment needs to be about students goals, student performance, student reflection and student self assessment with the teacher as an essential coach or facilitator in the process.
Compliments may be hard to take even when they are true, but sharing knowledge with humility is necessary when learning the ropes of a new job. I have so much to learn. What can you share?
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