I have become a firm believer in teacher modeling (no, I don't mean modeling instruction, though I love that too!), I simply mean that we must show kids that when teach them any important skill, we the teacher still hold that skill valuable in our own lives. If not we are continuing the trend of getting grades for the sake of grades. I had a great evaluation last year (one that I still need to write my reflections for... eek!), but it was a one time assessment! I did not take into my own hands my learning, and outline very clear standards for myself that I could measure and improve. I must out on a great chance to learn, to adapt, and to grow, and I also missed out on a chance to show my students that this skill is useful for the rest of their lives not just their K-12 existence.
So that is what I plan to do! I need to become a self assessor just as much as my students do! I need to track my progress, to see that each unit, I am learning from the mistakes that I have made, so that I can improve! What is more, I do not want fluffy light-hearted goals. No I want to make a scale of clear documented learning and skills outcomes that will guide me as a teacher, that I can assess myself (with the aid of my students), and that I can make a sweet set of skills.
These I believe will be my topics...
I almost included a half assed list, that would completely destroy my true goal, but I need to think about this more and stew on it before I 'git 'er done. So instead I want to ask you, my superiors, what are your standards? I know this is probably not a new idea for you, so please inform me.