It is in our best interests to understand well our charge--the work we are called to do each and every day. In that regard, I suggest that every educator take part in a series of summer reflections related to the teacher's role and expectations.
Massachusetts' leaders thoughtfully outlined 33 elements related to excellence in education. Last summer I analyzed each element with regard to our new evaluation system. This summer I am once again revisiting each element with all teachers in mind, not just Massachusetts' teachers.
I invite you to join me in this reflection process by making an hour for each element. I am at element nine at this point and will continue to reflect on one element each day. You can take this guide to the beach, mountains, or your backyard. Reflect with ease and purpose. Then when the fall begins, you'll be ready to embark on a successful teaching year, a year that's rooted in the most important elements that define our work.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with ideas to further this study. I look forward to your share.
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Summer 2014 Reflection Guide