i've had quite the summer where professional development is concerned. i sit here on a lunch break during a week long conference i am attending regarding esl strategies and thought i might pop in for a quick post. i've been learning some staggering facts about student learning that make me wonder about my own instruction. in an effort to not forget them, i made myself a little goal sheet reminder that i'll frame on my desk:
the only other goal that i will probably add (and i didn't because "top 5" sounds awesome and "top 6" sounds stupid) is parental involvement. i'm usually so scared of parents being in my classroom because i don't know what to do with them. not this year. this year, i'm determined to get as many parents in as i can! i realized this when i had a co-teacher for the first 6 weeks of the school year when i was pregnant. i had someone in my room 24/7 and i thought i'd hate it but i lovvvvved it.
i mean it takes a village, right?
my eyes popped open when looking at the calendar and realizing that i go back to work in a few weeks. weeks. glad to be getting busy on some foundational things now.
so other than that, i've been playing with my daughter, enjoying the summers, and catching up on pretty little liars on netfilx. (i know, shame! but seriously who is a?)