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Tomorrow begins a brand new day… a brand new year. Although I have been teaching part-time and taking college courses all summer (such is the life of an educator), tomorrow is the beginning of the fall semester at my main job and the fall always signals change. My main job is working at a blended learning program with a huge online component. It is an experimental branch of education (maybe all of education is experimental?) and there are lots of things to ponder walking into school on that first day.
As I get ready to start my 7th year of teaching, I’m trying to mentally prepare. These questions keep coming to mind:
- What changes is our school going to make?
- How can I improve and advance my courses?
- How have I grown as an educator?
- Can I make this school year better for my students then it was last year?
- How can I help my kids learn more given what I’ve learned over the summer?
- How can I get more of them to aspire to go to college?
- Is there more I should be doing?
- What obstacles can we overcome to make learning more accessible?
- How will I lead my kids to success?
- How can I avoid letting my subject get in the way of teaching?
I will do my best to answer these with the help of my kids, my school, and my personal professional development, all of which help me think a little more each day. Even if I can’t answer these right away, I’m making a promise going into this year: I will try to exceed their expectations, and I will use their words to answer many of my questions.