As I sit here, doing my final checks for next week, I made a note of some of the things that I am looking forward to coming this term:
Team-Teaching: my mentor and I have decided to move into a teaching partnership where we will be responsible for the design of learning and implementation together. We are both very motivated by this change and are willing to give the unknown a go to see what we can make of it.
Term 2 Goal: I am looking to build my confidence in teaching numeracy in order to pass that confidence onto my learners. One thing I noticed last term was that I was quite hesitant when teaching numeracy and I was not able to get into the learning pit with my learners as often as I wanted to. Hopefully by concentrating and pushing myself to enjoy maths more, it will have the flow on effect.
Being comfortable, being uncomfortable: I laughed to myself when I heard my principal say this for the first time as this was something one of my previous leaders would say to me numerous times that I needed to find comfort in being uncomfortable. I tend to be very task orientated and this can often be perceived as being rigid and inflexible. What I am learning about my current teaching role is that collaboration does need to be fluid and this lends itself to having more of a growth mindset.
I have seen this video being presented a couple of times now and think it sums up how I should be approaching next term.