This year: new ways to deliver PD; a different way of communicating with my students; improve my Spanish; a second semester in my ELL training (certification in my future!); but one thing at a time!
My #MTBoS mentees: hang on for the ride!
Great thoughts on PD: (credit goes to a brief tweet from @pamjwilson):
“stop [Tchrs] doing good things to give them time to do even better things”
Dan Meyer’s recent post on Swan’s idea that we ‘get worse’in the process of getting better.
Professional Development: Getting Worse Before We Get Better
Think about what happens when we make announcements to the whole class. Does ‘broadcasting’ really work? (Crediting another tweet: @justinaion):
#noTalkWC, Alice Keeler
I started with an expensive program, but ended up using a free app:
I love the way it has improved my accent! (Southerners speaking Spanish can be embarrassing!)
My ELL training is a grad class at UGA… Three semesters (I started this last fall, 2015) later, (and a certification test!) I will add a new certification to my license! #lovethedirectionmycareeristaking!
More than anything, this online PLC is about sharing and supporting great ideas, one teacher to another. I look forward to learning even more!
My newest inspirations are the three lovely people I get to mentor this year: Melanie, Doug(@freeejazzz) and Sandy, Welcome to the group! And thanks to everyone(!) for helping me become better. Happy New Year!