V. Professional Growth
My own professional goal is to learn alongside my students, and in the process, convince students that being a teacher is a wonderful job that they would enjoy. I want to make education contagious for students, because our students will become the educators of the next generation, whether by becoming lifelong learners, future parents, or community leaders. They might even become teachers if they see they fully see the potential of the classroom.
Setting Student Goals
Social Studies: My personal goal is for students to write increasingly complex, detailed, and comprehensive blog posts that connect the social studies projects they do in class to their knowledge of the past, so they can reflect at the end of the year on how they have grown as informational writers and historians from month to month.
Writing: My personal goal is for students to have records of the evolution of the writing to accompany a completed writing sample that is polished to the best of their ability, so at the end of the year, students can that reflect on the evolution of their writing.
Reading: My personal goal is for 50% of students to make growth of some kind in the reading component on the MAP Assessment, and 10% of students to make growth in excess of 5% (Data Analysis).
Grammar: My personal goal is for 75% of students to make growth in the grammar component on the MAP Assessment, and 33% of students to make growth in excess of 5% (Data Analysis).
Being a Lifelong Learner
These are the books that I have read about education that continually inform my practice. I try to remain active in the GoodReads community to find the best, newest commentary on education.
“Adolescent Literacy Conference”
Held by the International School of Bangkok in Thailand from 3/17/17 - 3/19/17.
“Teaching, Learning, and Assessing the Common Core Social Studies Nonfiction Literacy Standards”
Held by Mont’Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur from 11/5/16 - 11/6/16.
“From Basics to Blastoff” Getting Started with Reader’s Workshop
Held by International School Eastern Seaboard in Thailand from 9/10/16 - 9/11/16.