Happy New Year! Let’s Catch Up.
Categories: Teaching Tips
How are YOU?? Good start to the new year? I hope so.
My school year has been…a change, but great! I went back to the classroom 1/2 day this past August, teaching literacy in the afternoon. Crazy, I know!
It was actually a change I requested and after eight years of coaching full day, felt like a change I was needing.
I share a classroom with our math coach. In this second half of the year, the plan is to open up our room more as a “demonstration” classroom so other teachers can learn from our modeling. (though I still have plenty to learn myself, eek!)
While you’re here let me show you around our classroom…
Being back in the classroom has been exciting, busy-busy-busy, and overall I feel reengaged in the work.
There is just so much that goes into managing a well run, well behaved classroom where kids enjoy coming every day and are making academic gains. Phew.
I’ve really had to rely on my time management system to help me keep up.
OK, now that we’ve caught up, let’s talk about plans for the New Year!
First, I’ve been working on an updated guide/planning kit for new and veteran coaches alike. It revolves around a six step system I created to help us coaches do our best work.
I feel like I’m continually weaving in and out of all six steps (ha!), though this next quarter I’m planning to zoom in on Step 4 in my own work. Here is a sneak peek…
I’ve also signed up for a Reflective Reading Course online.
The course allows you to select which books you want to read for your own professional development, and you’ll receive one salary advancement credit for each book you read.
My goal is to read 1-2 professional books a month, not only because there’s so much I’m excited to learn(!!), but I’m also working on building up my salary advancement credits this year.
If you’re interested in joining, here’s what I’m reading this month:
Now that my blogging brain has turned back on, I also have so much I’m wanting to share with you in this coming year!
If there is a particular topic you are interested in or question you’d like to have addressed on the blog, feel free to leave it in the comments or send me an email :)
Lastly, as we head into this New Year, there’s a fun song I’ve been listening to, to get me pumped up. Here is one of the lines from the song I really like…
Thanks as always for reading, and let’s get this new year started!
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