Monday, June 14, 2010

What I Learned this Year

It is time to do a little reflection on the past year.

There is a desire in my community for more interaction with my school. I had a lot of success with visitors coming to watch streaming video on my blog. I had over 40 viewers watching this basketball game. There were almost 100 visitors watching our district spelling bee. Obviously I need to make streaming of our school events a priority.

Comments4Kids has started to take off. Leaving a comment is something that can really help encourage students to write and to write better. I hope to expand this into more classrooms next year.

Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. I really wanted to move to the position I am in now. It was a way to do "my tech thing" with a larger group of students. Unfortunately the position wasn't all I bargained for. My students needed to learn the skill of typing, but it is a very personal learning process. As a teacher it tends to be pretty unfulfilling work. Fortunately we are moving typing down to a lower grade level so that I will only have to teach one semester of it next year.