Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Teacher To Do List

Because a plan is not a plan unless you write it down...

To Do List to Improve as a Teacher 
(for the summer and throughout next year).

  • Improve as a writer of podcasts. Expand to interviews/conversations. Publish them more frequently.
  • Actively participate in the Talks with Teachers reading group online.
  • Revise my YA novel (again) and resubmit/query it (again). Stay on it.
  • Write, develop, the children's picture book outlines I put together this year.
  • Continue to share resources with colleagues in my building and around the world.
  • Continue to engage and participate in opportunities with the professional network of mentors and teacher leaders: Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project (NWP).
  • Get to know the students better in class and out of class (attend more of their events).

Brighton Beach by Edward Henry Potthast
  • Take time and opportunity to mentor and be a good example (the best kind of mentor).
  • Track student independent reading more efficiently.
  • In addition to free-choice and open-ended writing, use the blog for student writing about strengths, weaknesses, goal-setting, reflection, and documenting struggles and successes.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the list...a few are on mine as well. I look forward to seeing how you hope to track student Independent Reading more efficiently as this is a goal of mine as well. Thinking a blog format of some sort - just not certain what it will look like. I wish there was a GoodReads for students.