Thanks to a motivating post from Jess McCulloch (language teacher from Victoria, Australia), I am trying out a preview post to focus on the week ahead.
Jess said, “I get to think about what I really want to get out of this coming week which allows me to focus my planning a bit more. I’ll be able to check back at the end of the week and see how I’ve gone and then start all over again for the following week. Hmm, could be a good process!”
I agree! I always seem to have a plethora of things that I have to accomplish, it all gets overwhelming, so I give up and accomplish very little at all. I’m hoping that by focussing and writing down a few items to concentrate on, I will be able to keep what is important at the forefront of what I am doing, and I will be able to actively work at achieving/doing what I set out to do.
1. Laptops: I am going to take advantage of our mobile school laptops in my room. My students can use them for their individual “Areas of Focus” work in Maths. This will allow everyone to work through the protocols of using the laptops, as well as having the opportunity for some on-line Maths work.
2. iWB: I will use my board in three new ways this week (Thanks again Jess 🙂 )
3. Blogging: tutoring of class “newbies” by class “oldies” worked really well last week, so I will continue this week by focussing the class on
- positive commenting – keeping conversations going
- “inside” a blog – how to find your way around, what it all the headings mean, how to post
So, I know exactly where I want to go this week (and I’ve written a blog post too 😛 ) and as Jess said, “Bring It ON!”