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What practices, problems, big ideas, or bright spots are you reflecting on as the year draws to a close?

Dec 3, 2017 2:50pm

December is a time for reflection. This is true in all areas of our lives, but especially in our educational practices. A new marking period is about to begin (if it hasn't already) and this is a great time to think back on the first half of the school year. What were your successes? Where do you have room to grow? What did you learn? How have your students grown or surprised you this year? What did they teach you about your practice or, maybe, yourself? We'd love for you to share some of your reflections with the Tch community as we welcome the new year!

  • Arts / English Language Arts / Foreign Language / Math / Physical Education / Science / Social Studies / Technology / Other
  • Pre K-12
  • Assessment / Behavior / Celebrating Teachers / Class Culture / Coaching / Differentiation / Digital Literacy / Engagement / English Language Learners / New Teachers / Next Generation Science Standards / Special Education / Tch DIY: Certified
  • Student Collaboration / Teacher Collaboration

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    • Dec 11, 2017 6:19pm

      I have had the absolute honor of being a sub or "guest teacher" this fall. I have got to step in and run a classroom, meet another group of students and see the hard work of other teachers. It has just been inspiring to see so many incredible dedicated professionals working for the bettering of my community. Plus, I've got to meet some of the most incredible kids and learn from them. (And no paperwork to top all of that off!!)

      • 7:50am

        Knowledge is power. I have heard this my entire life and have held it as one of my personal guiding principles. Along the way, and especially during 2017, I have come to realize that knowledge does not equate to power. There are the few who wield power over the many. As educators, we must teach students how to use the knowledge they acquire. It is essential to the survival of the many to take that knowledge and find one thing which they are passionate enough about to demand change from those in power.