A post at TechLearning here, discusses prefessional learning and asks all teachers to think about goals and practices.
Great questions. Those of though who have been blogging already do much of this. It becomes pervasive and a constant thirst and strive for learning. But that is not enough. And just using technology tools is not enough.
Here's some questions teachers might want to think about:
- What can I do to improve my teaching practice?
- How can I find the gaps in my teaching that is affecting student achievement?
- How do my goals align to my school or district goals?
- How do I know which goals are crucial for my own professional growth and also meet the needs of my students?
- How do I find time to meet my goals during the school day?
- How can I add time to meet some of my goals after-school without taking over my personal life?
I have been following Science Leadership Academy and their use of Understanding by Design (UbD) to develop curriculum. This will allow me to really look at where I have fallen short and create some goals for the next year (which we are asked to do as a faculty).