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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 6:50pm

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 12, 2017 8:50am

      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.

      • Dec 16, 2017 5:20pm

        This year I feel that I succeeded with student engagement in class; but, fell a little short of being present for students outside of the classroom. It's been my first year as a teacher and a mom combo--- so I've be leaving school earlier than I had in the past and this means I haven't been as available for those struggling students who need me. As our relationships continue to build throughout the remainder of the year I'm hoping to find a way that I can be there for my students who need the additional support while also being there for my family. I need to work on my assessment strategies and continue my journey towards NGSS implementation.