Today's reflective thought: Write your goals for the school year. Be as specific or as abstract as you'd like to be!
As a Special Education Teacher, I know how important goals are. I spend most of my days thinking about, writing, working on, and documenting goals for my students. But unfortunately when it comes to myself and my teaching, I fail to seriously consider and set goals for myself or my classroom in general. And when I do take the time to think about it, I have so many that I get overwhelmed and give up. So I'm very grateful that this challenge is stretching me professionally and personally to carefully consider my goals for the year write them down. I am setting an achievable
3 4 goals.....
1. To help my parents, through consistency, communication and honesty, ease their anxieties and worries about their child attending school and giving control to another person for their child's well being.
2. To be organized and keep control of the paper flow that comes across my desk each day.
3. To challenge my students academically, behaviorally and socially
4. To take care of myself so that I can take care of my students
This is by no means an exhaustive list of what I'd like to accomplish this year, but if I can do these things well, it will create an environment by which I can accomplish all other wishes and desires for my special kiddos!