(Not safe for work or kids!)
So as I look forward to the new year and shortly the new semester I think about the skills I want to students to learn in my course, in no particular order:
5. Time Management
6. Decision Making
7. Problem Solving
8. Finding Information
9. Communication (Oral, Written)
13. Making Inferences
14. Interpreting Data
15. Computer Use
Can we add more to this list? What skills do our students have to leave us with?
My goal is to organize my skills list into a document that I can use when I am lesson planning and tracking students' progress especially for reports.
Another one of my goals is to take these skills with the Climate Change unit in Grade 10 Science and create a complete introduction unit to that course that covers all of the skills and all of the curriculum.
And continuing with my PLC for this year, to utilize many of these skills through the use of Academic Conversations. Many teachers in my school have been using the Academic Conversations posters that I made for a PD Day earlier in the school year. Here they are if you want a look.
What are your teaching goals in 2014?
Let me know in the comments!