Reflection is the best way to know yourself. This is why all the principals and admin talk about “reflection”. Not always easy, but always worth it.
The expectations I have of my students are high. Really high. My current and former students would confirm that. Some may argue they are too high. I respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree.
My expectations are high, yet they are realistic. Honestly though, sometimes I think to myself, “maybe I’m being too hard on them.” But as more and more of my students graduate and keep me updated on how they are doing, I dismiss those thoughts. I know what I am doing in the classroom is right. And let me clarify that I’m not talking about content per se.
Yes, I want my students to leave my classroom with content knowledge, but what is more important to me is that they walk away from my classroom with experience; experience working in diverse groups, delivering formal presentations, planning and organizing events, making decisions, and an understanding of how to effectively manage their…
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