1. BLOG- I would like to write regularly . I would like to write about my classroom and share the challenges and success of my students. I would like to write about my teaching experience. I would like my students to blog, and my writing would be a way to lead by example.
2. FEEDBACK- Feedback is the most important aspect of my job. Giving students timely and constructive feedback is essential for students to learn and feel challenged. I would like to improve the feedback I give students. This goal is the most challenging. It requires me to be absolutely clear as to my expectations of my students. It requires me to establish the standards for feedback at the onset of the school year. I would like to develop a way to check in with the students often that would be feasible. This would put more responsibility on students to be prepared to share with me where they are in a project and they could voice their concerns, challenges and questions.
3. A BETTER CLASSROOM-Moving to a Project Based Learning environment has been wonderful. It has also been challenging to create an efficient classroom environment. There are times I would like groups working on one thing while another group works with me on something else (a discussion as an example). But the acoustics in my room do not allow for this. The discussion echoes too much. I need to find ways to dampen the echo in my room. I also would like to improve the efficiency and the group collaboration.