Goal and Reflection
One thing I love about teaching is that the list of ways I can improve is a mile long. It truly never gets boring. But as the work of a teacher has so many dimensions, it’s easy to get overwhelmed; you can’t possibly do it all. I have created a mind map that will help determine what areas of my practice need the most attention. Once I have decided on some key areas for improvement, it’s time to set my goal. To help myself, I have put together a list of possible paths I might take toward self-improvement as a teacher.
Strengthening my Tech Skills can be an effective mindset. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have some room for growth with technology. But it’s one thing to say I'm going to “get better at technology,” and quite another to take deliberate action to improve my skills. Here are some steps I can take:
- Become a Google Educator.
- Exposing Myself to New Tools.
- Online Existence and Collaboration with Students.
- Social Networking.
No matter how long a person has been teaching, there’s always room for the pedagogical improvement. Whether I'm learning new theories, brushing up on the basics, or just adding a new technique to my arsenal, improving the way I actually teach should be a recurring feature on my to-do list. There are some easy ways I can adopt:
- Add some new teaching strategies to what I'm currently doing.
- Learn more about learning.
- Improve the way I differentiate instruction.
One of the most significant improvements I can make to my teaching is changing the way I think about it. Mindset has a powerful impact on how I experience my work and whether or not I continue to grow and thrive.
Apart from this, there are several more things I need to cover in terms of setting goals (Daily or Life-long) as:
- To organize my time
- To organize my digital files
- To organize my projects
- To get my classroom in order
- To develop my spiritual, Social, Cultural and Ethical values.
I am really very grateful to one of my self and career guide Prof. Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Honorable Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University to help me rediscover myself.