The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

I've moved to a new middle school this year. I tell my sixth grade students that I'm just like them; I have no idea where the bathrooms are either. It's a fresh start for me, so I need to step back and really reflect. 
With technology constantly changing, I always need to look at my curriculum and decide if what I'm teaching is still relevant for today's students. Some lessons I've taught for years, like how to format paragraphs and create tabs, but most lessons have to change every year. I didn't know what coding was three years ago, and now it's a vital part of my curriculum. 
With my fresh start in a new school, I thinks it's time to turn all of my lessons upside down. It will be a lot of work, but I believe I need to work from a growth mindset and focus on what's just out of my reach. If nothing else, I'm modeling for my students what it's like to be constantly learning.
I will make my share of mistakes, but I think it's time for some real growth. 
Stand back, this should get ugly.

Views: 84

Comment

You need to be a member of The Educator's PLN to add comments!

Join The Educator's PLN

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Sherae Cannon joined Glenn Kenyon's group
Thumbnail

Math Teachers

Don't we want to congregate and share ideas? Join this group to talk about what we find in the field of math education.
yesterday
Sherae Cannon liked Glenn Kenyon's group Math Teachers
yesterday
Gloria E. Kopp liked Gloria E. Kopp's blog post Essential Academic Writing Toolkit for Educators to Engage College Students
yesterday
Gloria E. Kopp posted a blog post

Essential Academic Writing Toolkit for Educators to Engage College Students

Starting college is a big step for most students, and it takes some while to adjust. As you can imagine, there will always be some students that that won't, or can't, engage with your material. if yours are struggling to get to grips with their work, you can recommend one or all of the following resources to them.1. Harvard College Writing Center: If a student has a particular question about an essay they're…See More
yesterday
Sherae Cannon is now a member of The Educator's PLN
yesterday
Deb Sullivan updated their profile
Wednesday
Deb Sullivan left a comment for Deb Sullivan
"I needed to start something for a college class I am taking. I like the idea of having a place to bounce ideas to people I consider AMAZING colleagues! To new ideas!! :)"
Wednesday
Sara Butler updated their profile
Wednesday

Awards And Nominations

© 2017   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service