I am linking up with Michelle from Big Time Literacy to reflect on my school year.
My home school district hosts a literacy conference every February. Unfortunately I was unable to go due to a prior commitment and I REALLY wish I had gone. Based off the tweets I saw, it looks like it was a fantastic day of learning.
This year I really dove into math workshop. I saw a lot of growth in my students.
I followed this structure:
I also took more risks with technology in the classroom. There is always so much to learn, but I am glad I embraced new opportunities.
I became a member of #CompelledTribe, a group of teachers who commit to blogging consistently about specific topics. Thank you Craig for hosting this group and encouraging me to always reflect and refine my teaching practice.
Lastly, I became a member of The Reading Crew. They have helped me with my literacy instruction.
This school year I improved my writer's workshop. I like to follow Lucy Calkins and specifically focused on making more engaging mini lessons.
Nothing that comes to mind?
Between my district, Twitter account, and teaching blog, I built a strong PLN. Their support, feedback, and ideas kept me going. I also participated in weekly Twitter chats and even moderated a chat. I feel that I grew a lot as a teacher this school year from my experiences and my students benefitted from this growth. I am excited to see where the next school year takes me.