Checking In: What Are Teachers Most Excited About This Year?
As students sharpen fresh pencils and prepare to take on new challenges, teachers are also gearing up for some exciting school-year changes ahead. We asked teachers in the Center for Teaching Quality’s Teacher Leaders Network to tell us what they’re most looking forward to in the 2011-12 year.
Anna, middle school ELA/social studies and resource, California
I’ve been out of my own classroom for the past two yearsand in many other classrooms instead as a peer coach, mentor, and co-teacher. This year I’ll spend half my time in my classroom and half supporting other teachers on campus. Having a classroom of kids that I get to be with every day is exhilarating (and what I missed most in my former position). I look forward to the challenges of this new hybrid role.
Kenneth, high school social studies, Maryland
For my regular government classes, we’ll no longer have a state test, so I want to do a lot more exploring using student interests and prior knowledge as the basis of instruction. For my AP government classes, I’m thinking about having the students help build the course. I may set it up so that they are all contributing to online resources, giving them access to more content and in greater detail.
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