Start... Stop... Continue... is one of my favorite blogging prompts, so I'm so glad that it made it onto the #MTBoS12days list! It's such a good way to reflect on the previous semester!
What will I START doing in the new semester:
Honestly, this is more of what will I "re-start" list... :)
- Eating better and back to exercising! This fall has been rough for me personally and I've fallen off the exercise/food wagon. I need to get back to taking care of myself.
- Reaching out to my MTBoS PLN! The #EduRead crowd and others push me to be a better, more creative teacher. I've not been good this year about chatting, blogging, and reading professional literature... I need to change that!
- Making Thinking Visible! This is something that I haven't done as much this year and I miss having things around my room showing student thinking. I need to get back to it.
What will I STOP doing in the new semester:
This is the hardest one for me... there are so many bad habits I need to stop!
- Stop taking things personally! This is true in both my personal and professional life. I need to focus on the things that are really important.
- Stop saying "Yes!" I am working on finding better balance in my life... setting priorities where they should be. I take things on that I shouldn't... I need to let go and let others step up to the plate.
What will I CONTINUE doing in the new semester:
This is the easiest one for me... this semester was pretty good!
- Continue utilizing the "Make It Stick" strategies! I had good success with MC Mondays, Flashback Fridays, FRAPPYs, and "Brain Dumps" and I want to expand on that this semester.
- Drinking water! I've tried to really up my water intake and while I can't say that I'm always successful, I do drink way more water than I used to.
- High Five Fridays! If you've read any of the TMC15 blog posts, you've probably heard about Glenn's High Fives and how they helped build rapport with his students. I knew it would be tough to do this daily, so I modified it to High Five Fridays and it worked really well! Thanks Glenn!