Making Deliberate Actions Towards a Goal
I’ll be honest. I have not deliberately worked on parts of my goal:
- going over the content and language objectives after the class.
- breaking the instructions down into more accessible chunks.
I have found that these actions have been more reactive than proactive (deliberate). For example, I gave my students some instructions and expectations for a project relating to migration. It was not until going around and observing and conferring with them that I found that they were confused about the expectations and had left out some very important, key details. Oops. Another example is during writing I have tried to have students reflect on what they have learned that workshop with their writing buddy. This was a routine that was set up without any reflection on my goals. It is good teaching, just not deliberate.
I need to be more deliberate about working on my goals. This will definitely be a focus for me for the remaining days of this school year.