The ASOT Reflection
Region 9 High Reliability Schools-August 2018
The Art and Science of Teaching
Just as we tell our students that there's always room for improvement, we know that teachers can always learn a new thing or two. Even though the beginning of the year can be hectic, we hope that you have taken a few minutes to develop a goal for yourself this year. If you haven't had the chance to do so, you might complete the self-audit found on our website to help you narrow your choices.
Once you have an idea as to which element you'd like to focus, be sure to write out a goal that you can track. You want to be able to show progress! In order to do that, consider the example below.
We would love for you to share this goal with your R9 support staff. We want to help you reach your goal and can offer resources, support and guidance throughout the year directly related to this goal.
One of the ways you can motivate students is to help them to create their own academic goals, much like the goal you've set for yourself for the year. In fact, sharing your goal with students allows them to see learning as a process that is ongoing.
Another way to motivate and inspire students is to encourage a growth mindset, which goes right along with meeting those goals. It's important for students to understand that failure is a part of learning and success and that challenges are a normal part of achievement.
An additional strategy to motivate and inspire students is to help them connect to the content in purposeful and meaningful ways.
Below you'll find some resources to help you motivate and inspire your students. Some will be familiar, while others may give you ideas to try.
Take a look at resources provided by Marzano Research in connection to the book Motivating and Inspiring Students.
Greeley-Evans School District 6 in Colorado has put together a sample list of goals students might write.
Here you'll find information, videos and other resources about teaching growth mindset.
ASOT in Action Submissions
You can use the form below for easy submission of your photos and/or videos or you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation of what you tried and what you thought of the strategy.