January 4 - 10, 2016
You are the light of 2016!
If Mr. McCall or I can do anything to make 2016 better than 2015, please do not hesitate to ask.
This Week in Pville
Monday, January 4 – Basketball vs. Pickens Middle – 5:30
Wednesday, January 6- PVMS Instructional iCoaching Sessions - Jessica Priesig
Thursday, January 7 -– Basketball at Wren – 5:30
New Year Resolutions
As we begin 2016, many of us make resolutions that we strive to keep throughout the year. Though I'm not a huge fan of New Year's resolutions (given my failure rate), I do believe that we as educators are positioned to make and keep them. Why? Because holiday break affords us time to reflect. We think about how the first semester went and come up with ways to improve for the next.
Personally, I plan to develop more student relationships by meeting with students in a systematic approach. I realize I am missing the middle group of students. I know the students who misbehave. I know our athletes and I know students whose parents come to school on regular basis. I don’t know many of our “average Joes.” Students who come to school and do what they are suppose to but maybe not stand out. I will strive to know these students by the end of the year.
Perhaps you want to seek more professional development opportunities or become more involved in school programs. Maybe you want to make a better effort calling parents or returning assignments back more quickly (the struggle is real).
In my years in education, I've seen a number of complacent educators who are content with using the same lesson plans, assessments and materials each year. The truth is that even teachers who've been in the profession for over 25 years can improve in one way or another.
On the other side, the newer educators may feel utterly overwhelmed and needing to get better at various things.
That's why every educator can and should strive to improve in at least one way or another. That's a reasonable New Year's resolution.