Day 12 asked: How do you envision your teaching changing over the next five years?
Wow, this is a challenging question. I am really unsure as to where I will be and what I will be doing in five years. I have goals of going to school for masters degree, which means I could still be in school, could be teaching at a high school, or maybe even doing some work or teaching some classes at a college. However, here are a few things I know I will be doing:
- Searching for professional development. This has become one of my favorite parts of teaching – learning about teaching. I really enjoy reading the latest book on pedagogy, joining twitter chats, and attending PD events.
- Changing my lessons. Some people call me crazy, but I hate doing the same thing all the time. So, I create a lot more work for myself by continually changing my lessons I know that my lessons aren’t perfect, so I constantly look for new ways to teach my content.
- Making a difference for kids. This is something all teachers do, everyday. I sometimes forget why I put myself through so much work and heartache to do my job as best I can, but then I remember, its for the kids. When I started teaching, I was more focused on content. Now, I realize that no matter how much content my students remember (hopefully they remember some), they will always remember how I made them feel. I hope those are positive memories and that I make a difference in their lives.