Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Year's Resolution- Professional Growth

I am linking up with one of the sweetest bloggers I know! Amanda from One Extra Degree is hosting the New Year's Resolution linky today and it is all about....professional growth!
I must say that this particular resolution is very important.
This is where good teachers become great teachers and great teachers become amazing teachers!
1. Staff Development
This year, I am going to continue to grow professional through a HUGE amount of staff development that will be offered through my district. I am grateful to be a part of an awesome district that has so many great ways for teachers to grow. I use my summer to fill up my bucket with new fresh ideas about the classroom. It's hard during the school year with dance and after school activities for my super talented and beautiful daughter.
I plan to continue to learn about meeting the needs of my GT students and my ELL students. I hope to provide more trainings for my staff about the most update strategies for ELL students and be a resource for them as we go full steam ahead into the Spring semester.
2. Read, Read, Read
It is my absolute passion. I LOVE to read just about anythhing that I can read! I can't tell you how many people tease me when I come into school super excited about the latest book on teaching comprehension or classroom behavior...they think I am nuts! But I am a life long learner and I get a total thrill from put what I read into action!
Here are some of the books that I plan to read and use in my classroom:
and I will be revisiting these are well:
3. Continue to Grow My Professional Community
I love blogging....and TpT....and all my bloggy friends that I have been so blessed to meet this year! In 2013,  I hope to continue to meet more amazing teacher bloggers and learn, share and collobrate with all of you so that I can continue to grow as a teacher, blogger and most of all friend!
I definitely have a LOT to learn {I will get that Facebook thingy to work!} and I can't wait to add all sorts of goodies to my blog for you all! Did you see that I actually figured out how to make the Teacher Pay Teacher widget work? That seriously took way too many attempts but it's finally there! WOOHOO!!
I am sure that there will be more to add as the year goes on, but this is defintely a good start!
2013 is going to be an awesome year!!


Mrs. Wathen said...

I love that I am not alone in adding all these technology gadgets to my blog! You have inspired me to add the TpT widget:)

The Resourceful Apple

Kate said...

No worries, it took me forever to add the TPT widget, too! I LOVE the book Comprehension Connections. I hope you enjoy the rest of your break!

EduKate and Inspire

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