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.


Conferences Attended

  • EARCOS

    • “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.