Ok so I have a new job at a new school (Kent Innovation High) at a new level (high school) teaching a new subject (world history) in a new style (PBL) while part of a team implementing new assessment methods (standards based assessment) as part of the New Tech Network. I am basically creating all of my curriculum from scratch (which I love!) without a textbook.
With so many changes I have been thinking about all of this and what I want to focus on in my first year at this school. Here are my goals:
- Love students-I want to get to know my students as individuals: their strengths, weaknesses, and passions. My curriculum is never as important as they are.
- Help students love each other-I want my room to be a place where students are safe and encourage each other. True collaboration will be when students support each other.
- Love of learning-I want students to enjoy learning for the sake of learning.
- Serving-I want my students to care about the world and want to make a difference in it NOW.
If I can accomplish these four things I will know I have had a GREAT year!
What are your goals for the 2011-12 school year?