Setting my yearly goals…

We’re nearly two months into our new school year and a mere week away from the end of the first quarter…and I’ve finally just met with my principal to determine my professional goals for this year.  My timing is impeccable.  To be honest, if I had met before today, I’m not sure that I could have rationally thought through the areas that I want to focus on for professional growth for this year.  This year is undoubtably the most busy of my career thus far.  There is no humanly way that I could have carried this load any year prior to this…and I may never be able to do it again either.

So while my position technically falls under the supervision of our deputy superintendent, I met with our HS principal as the majority of my goals for this year are classroom-related.

I’ve prefaced all of my goals with the word PRACTICE.  Dictionary.com defines this verb as: to follow or observe habitually or customarily.  And that perhaps is my first goal…to practice these things.


My principal is already concerned that I’ve set too lofty of goals for myself.  It’s likely true.  But these practices may just be the communication, the reflection, the balance…and ultimately, the organization…that I need in order to keep myself sane during this tremendously challenging time.
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About msbecs

An incomplete but alphabetical list: Believer. Daughter. Friend. Learner. Librarian. Sister. TCK. Teacher. YA Literature Devotee.

Posted on 09.21.2011, in Goals, High School, In the Library. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You are seriously busy! These are thoughtful goals and I wish you good luck reaching them!

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