This summer is going to be different for me. It's not all going to be all about professional learning. I am anxious to be on a quest for reflection time. I enjoy taking the time for thinking about what went well during the school year although I don't spend a lot of time on that to be honest. Last summer everything centered around math workshop. What did the standards mean? How can workshop become a standard and not an isolation? I focused on these concepts throughout the year and I am pleased at the shifts I made in math. I am typically thinking about the glitches during the school year or looking back in my notebook to read some comments that I have left for myself so I don't forget what I need to focus on. This summer I want to focus on
- talk in my classroom - What does it look like? Sound like? Most importantly how can I not be in charge of talk? How do I shift ownership of talk?
- inquiry: How can I build more inquiry into every subject? I've always had a sense of wonder in my classroom; however, I am thinking more deeply about how can questioning be an integral part of all subject areas?
I'm excited to slice, reflect and celebrate the last day of the month. I appreciate all the Slicers and their comments. The blogging community is an integral part of my learning, and I'm excited to continue this summer.