By: Desiree McConnell
Where did the summer go? That is the question I keep asking myself as I get ready to head back to school Monday. I suspect that many of you are asking yourselves the same question.
As I prepare for the coming year the need to set goals has been top on my priority list. The division I really want to focus on this year is our Middle School division. I am focusing on that division because they are the ones that I see the least. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective, we have a fixed schedule for Lower School. Having a set schedule for our Lower School is good due to the fact we actually see the kids on a regular basis. However, it is “bad “since the time we see them is so limited. Within the limited amount of time we have them it is difficult to teach a lesson and allow sufficient time for students to check out books. All of that being said the following are my goals for the year. I am only listing 5 as I think that is a realistic goal for me.
1.) Increased collaboration with Middle School teachers: Spend more time in their classrooms working with them.
2.) Use Aurasma to highlight and introduce new titles
3.) Purchase more Graphic Novels
4.) Teach a class or classes using at least one new piece of technology or App (not including Aurasma)
5.) Start a lunchtime book club
What are your goals for the coming school year?