Sunday, July 10, 2011

Reflecting on the PLC Institute

My passion for working collaboratively is so high I can't wait to get back to school on August 17th. However, I know my enthusiasm will decrease as the summer continues and the stress of the first week sets in. I want to reflect and document all of the excitement I have now. The past 3 days I attended the PLC Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have never been to a workshop so rewarding, and beneficial in all my years of education. I can't wait to spread this knowledge and passion with my team as we work together as a Professional Learning Community.


Quick Thoughts:
If I were a tool in a tool kit, what tool would I be? A hammer, even though I may not be proud of all of the qualities a hammer has, I know what they are and I can work to be a bit more of a paint brush. 


One year, can, and will make a difference in a child's life.  


Before each lesson, or interactive with a child, ask myself, is this good enough for Brayton (my son)?


"Silence is consent." W.  Ferriter If you choose not to participate or speak up, you will be accountable for the decisions of the group. 


This year I want to work on working as a team, learning more, by listening more, and STARTING. It is a journey, not a destination. Get the road, and take the journey with me. 


In my next post, I will upload some documents I have created to use in my classroom as formative assessments. 

1 comment:

  1. Great thoughts. I love some of those quotes and mindsets! It really does make you think as an educator when you put your own kid into the picture! :)

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