¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
As a teacher, my new year starts in September. I never think of educational goals in January. But I cannot help to join colleagues who have been sharing their plans for 2019, through social media. As I reflect upon my practice, I realize that there are three things that I want to focus on this year.
#1 Keep going back to the BASIC strategies – To me this means using puppets, culturally authentic props, playing games, making crafts, using crayons to color, and paper-pencil word puzzles, just to name a few examples.
#2 Use technology with a PURPOSE – If the tech tool saves me time, fosters independence, helps me spend more one-on-one time with students, and creates culturally authentic learning experiences that otherwise wouldn’t be possible, then let’s use technology.
#3 NETWORK! – This year, I want to continue growing my professional learning network (PLN) and enjoy being a student whenever possible by attending conferences, and connecting with colleagues around the globe through social media.
What are your reminders for 2019?