October 2011 Goals
Accomplishments this Month
Creating student centered lessons and/or classroom
8th Grade English
One lesson - complete
Growing as a quiet reflector and as a role model for my students and fellow educators
This is a struggle during the day. It seems I am so rushed and some classes I get worked up and don’t always take the time to quietly reflect. I think - ask a question and give wait time - good time for quiet.
Trying to spend 20 minutes per day reflecting and meditating - usually hit and miss - maybe two to three times per week.
Becoming a better listener
Each day I specifically try not to respond and really listen to my students. It’s working. I say, ‘ I understand how you feel,” and let them keep talking. I also ask them daily what they think about a lesson and let them give input and make the necessary changes.
Spending more time with family and myself
Work in progress . . .