I have just about given up on making New Year's resolutions since I'm never very successful in keeping them. But I do like to start each school year with some goals in mind, and maybe making them public will help me achieve them!
- The first thing on any resolution/goal list I make is to become more organized! Specifically for this year I want to work on keeping my teaching table clear and organized so I can actually teach there. I'm getting too old to hold my small group sessions on the floor! I also resolve to file daily- no more sorting a year's worth of writing samples for writing folders in May.
- I will implement guided math and meet with small groups 3 times a week.
- I want to spice up guided reading. After years of doing reading intervention, working with readers in small groups comes naturally, but it has also become a little bit too routine. I will organize all the wonderful activities I have found on blogs and Pinterest so that I can easily use them to add some variety to my lessons. I also want to make sure I am providing my higher readers with a lot of meaningful activities to help them continue to grow as readers.
- I will utilize technology on a regular basis. This year I would like to start a class blog and work on developing digital portfolios.
To help myself stay on track, I am also resolving to blog about my progress towards these goals once a month. I'm putting a reminder on my calendar right now!
What are your resolutions for the new school year? Link up with Amanda at Teaching Maddeness and share!