Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sixteen Steps Every Educator Should Take in 2016

Taken from: Gerald Aungst.

Educators have the benefit of getting a fresh start not once but twice a year. We have the start of school in September, then the turning of the calendar in January. Fresh starts often involve fresh commitments. I propose that every educator should make the commitment today to take sixteen new steps in 2016 to deepen their knowledge, sharpen their craft, and stretch out of their comfort zone. In no particular order:

1. Read every day. I’m not talking about all those unread emails from central office, either. Blogs, picture books, journals, news, professional articles, YA literature, or poetry. It’s all input that helps shape and inform your thinking and provides cognitive fuel to keep your mind going. Read more...