One of the things I have found is that many students don't like to write down goals and they find it hard to create.
So I will put myself in their shoes and set and write down some goals for 2013. I will try to make them SMART.
This year I am acting up in a management role from the start of the year, so I will have many new challenges involved in my new role, it will be a large learning curve and will take up most of my time. I wanted to write these goals down to help me keep track of the bigger picture. I am interested to see how I go and whether making these "goals" public helps. I will update, modify and reflect on my initial goals during the year.
My Goals for 2013
1. Continue to be involved in Teachmeets
- Attend at least 3 Teachmeets
- Present at a Teachmeet
- Run a Teachmeet at my College
2. Teaching HSC SDD
- Develop at least 5 videos on concepts for my students
- Give individualised feedback to all my students each week
- Try something new or take a risk in my classroom at least once a week
3. Thinking time
- Allocate in my calendar and spend 2 hours a week, reading, thinking, playing, discussing, wondering
- visit at least 5 other "learning institutes" (any suggestions?)
- read and comment on at least one blog a week
- create at least 2 blog posts per term
4. Professional Learning Network (PLN)
- connect with 30% more educators on twitter
5. Professional Learning
- enrol in a MOOC
- set up my RSS
6. Mentoring colleagues
- Help to make Bio/Maths/Eng cross curricular PBL project happen in Term 1
- Support staff to increase their risk-taking in the classroom
7. Tough Mudder
- Increase my fitness in preparation for competing in Tough Mudder in October 2013
- Maintain contact with my likely teammates so we enter as a team
Sharing like this is ALL new to me (and I feel like I'm taking a big risk)
- Do other people set specific goals?
- Are my goals achievable?
- Are they SMART enough?
- What other goals should I have?
- What are YOUR goals?