July is the witching hour of the education year—the last year has ended, we’re taking time to rest, and we’re beginning to look forward to the next school year. It’s a magical time, full of openness and possibility. It’s the time for reflection and recharging. It’s the time to be honest with ourselves and with others.
In between bites of watermelon, after watching the fireworks and sunbathing at the beach, take some time to think about these questions.
- What did you learn this year?
- How did you see your students grow?
- What was something new you tried, and how did it go? Would you do it again?
- What were the pain points of the year?
- What were the bright and shining moments?
- What is one new thing you want to learn about this summer?
- What is one new thing you want to try next year?
- What do you want your students to learn?
- If you could change just one thing in education for the upcoming year, what would it be?
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