School starts tomorrow, and I have to say I am more excited than I have been in a long while! This has been my first summer completely off in a very long time! Between teaching summer school and finishing up my post baccalaureate, summers have been busy! I am so eager to start this year off with an amazing class!
This year I am going to try to implement a lot of changes to myself, not the classroom but to me. I am hoping my changes will then bring a more open classroom environment to the community of learners in the class. One of my biggest aims will to not sweat the small stuff. I want to be able to just let things go that really, in the grand scheme of things, are not all that important.
Another goal I have for myself is to be mindful and positive in all areas of the workplace. I want to be more mindful of what people are saying to me and ask myself where they are coming from. At the same time I want to encourage a shift at our school level community, to practice what we want to teach, social emotional learning. We can not teach it if we are not practicing it ourselves.
I am feeling excited and a little nervous about the upcoming school year. I am hoping to encourage a change at our school, in regards to how we develop relationships with the students, the parents, and each other. I want the school to feel like a community of learners, not each class hidden from the rest.
Most of all, I am excited to meet the students that will I have the privilege to learn with this year. I am looking forward to seeing what the year will bring us and what we have in store for the year!