With the new year on the horizon, I’m looking forward to a significant change: I got a full-time teaching job! As I prepare for this next step in my career, I am also thinking ahead to what my professional goals are for 2020.
My main goals over the course of the 2019-2020 school year are to get acclimated to the new job and an unfamiliar city. Beyond this, I am going to be focused on effective instruction, or pedagogical strategies that seek to boost student interest and success in their academics through engaging lessons, building rapport, and addressing the needs of the whole child.
Over the summer, I hope to attend at least one education conference and engage in as many community events as possible. I will also be looking to expand my classroom library.
When I get into the classroom in November to begin teaching, I know I will begin the process of fleshing out the details of these goals as well as adding new ones. Whatever they turn out to be, I know that the year 2020 will be one of the most jam-packed years of my life!