Q: What is one thing I would like to accomplish before I'm done teaching?
A: I don't think that I can narrow my thoughts done to one particular thing, so I'll go with a mindset change. If I can change my formerly teacher-centric style to one in which I consider the students and their viewpoint in each decision that I make, I would consider that my greatest accomplishment. This drastic personal change will not be a single accomplishment, but much more of a process type of change. Considering a change like this might be out of the ordinary but I have been doing a great deal of reflection throughout this summer. I have thought about how I have typically taught my students and whether I would want to be a student in my classroom. I have also been reflecting on whether I would want my principal to regard me in the same fashion that I have often regarded my students. The answer to both questions has been a resounding NO. So, due to these considerations, I have embarked and will be continuing on a long journey to alter how I go about guiding my students' learning. From an increase in my use of technology to offering students the option to direct our learning, I am trying to rewire my thinking of how I go about each aspect of my teaching.