Developing as a Professional Educator

Developing as a Professional Educator

Professional Growth Goal
My professional growth goal this year was to make a strong connection with each student, get to know them as individuals and learn about how I can help them.
Connecting with their background was important because it allowed me to understand where each of my students was at academically and emotionally. I was able to create lessons that target the specific and individualized goals I had for each of them. I was also able to create a learning environment in which each of my students felt safe to make questions as well as to make mistakes.
What actions did I take to achieve my goal?
The way that I achieved my goal was to try to know each of my students as individuals, and to learn what works for each of them. It was a learning process as I was going, but with the help of my administrator, collaborations with other teachers, and my CTI coach, I was able to achieve it. I can proudly say that I did achieve my goal. I was able to connect with my students by learning more about their background.
How can I assess my goal attainment?
The way that I can assess my goal is by looking at my students' data of assessments at the beginning of the year, and compare it to the end of the year data.
My Professional Development helped me foster the achievement of my goal by allowing me to gain knowledge of different resources and teaching strategies.
 
Connected Educator
The way that I can remain a connected educator throughout my career is by continuing to learn about new teaching strategies, and about technology.
Energy to be Passionate about Teaching
To sustain the energy it takes to remain passionate about students, teaching, and learning I will continue to use the resources provided in the CTI program. I will also take time to do activities that will help relieve stress and dedicate at least one day a week to focus on my family and not think about my job. I think this is important in order to maintain the passion of teaching and not feel burned down.
Quotes
"You build on students strengths while seeking opportunities to allow them to grow in their weaknesses".
-Erica Williams
"Honestly, I'm jealous. You are so organized"
-Lisa Tehseldar