In my stumbling around looking for blogs I came across an inspiring collaborative tool called The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. Goal One is to “Define your Moment.” I have decided this is my moment to truly work and learn from others ,big and small people included.
We are going to have a new schedule this year that will allow a full day of planning every six days. Don’t ask me how this works, I haven’t actually seen it yet. But the prospect of having all that time is exciting and daunting. How to make all that time meaningful? Luckily, I work with two smart, inspiring ladies who are interested in trying new things and using new methods.
So what will make this planning time effective? I think it needs to be divided into 3 parts. The first part needs to be devoted to planning units and finding resources. The second part needs to be about looking at student progress and identifying who has not mastered what and why. The third part needs to be about developing ways to remediate and extend the learning in the classroom.
Can we do it? I think so. I am excited to get started!
Goal Two is Avoiding Burn Out. Plan ahead so we can counter act the funk we know is coming, especially in the face of so much change.
I encourage you to go check out The 30 Goal Challenge. Think about what your moment will be.