Tomorrow is the official back to school day for teachers in my district. As the first day of school approaches, the anticipation builds. Today while attending training, the building that was practically empty for the last two months, was buzzing with life again.
The beginning of the school year is one of my favorite times of the year. I see it as an amazing opportunity. We plan for events and strive to make this year better than the last. I am energized by the excitement everyone brings.
This year, I hope to build stronger relationships with teachers and have deep collegial conversations about how best to support students’ learning. I also want to inspire teachers to use technology in new ways to engage their students and connect them with other students around the world.
I will remind myself and others that the culture of a school is defined by the character of its teachers. Every child that comes in through the door is someone’s whole world. We are all agents of change.
What is your goal this year? What do you hope to accomplish?