Thinking About a New Year

July 28, 2011

At this point in the summer, we are always hard at work planning a new year. In some ways, this is my favorite part of the year. I love the refreshing feeling of being done with one year and getting ready for a new one. At this point, several facilitators are working together on different projects and it is so great have a little time and space to collaborate and have people to bounce ideas of off.

As a teacher, this is the time in the summer when I was thinking about the previous year and what I wanted to do differently in my classroom in the new one. As a facilitator, I think about the same things. We know that this year brings a lot of changes to not only our district, but to our state as well. We will be gearing up for next year’s Common Core implementation by teaching Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, focusing more on the STEM initiative, and even trying out a few exciting new technologies that will help with both of those things! This year will be a year of change for everyone, but I still think it will be a great one.

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.  ~Pauline R. Kezer

What changes do you hope to make in your classroom this year?