Even though we tend to set goals at the beginning of the school year, I am reflecting on what I would like to do differently next calendar year. I am just coming back from maternity leave, so I am looking forward to setting new goals. I am excited to reflect upon these ideas at the end of the school year.
1. Since I have a newborn, I want to be able to maximize my time with him. I want to use my time at school more efficiently, so I do not have to bring home work. I am a bit of a social butterfly and like so many of my fellow teachers. I want to maintain that as well! We will see how this goes…
2. I saw this idea on the Creative Language Class blog. I want to collaborate with fellow teachers more- especially out of my department. I am hoping to plan one lesson every other week with another teacher. I want to hear their feedback and see how I can improve.
3. I want to spice up my warm-up activities. Many times I fall back on book activities because that is the main time that I use them. However, I want to see if I can spice up these activities.
4. Finally, I want to use exit tickets more effectively. I have been pinning ideas, so I have a good place to start.