We have 9 days of school to go and at this last faculty meeting we were asked to reflect on the goals that we made at the beginning of the year. At the beginning of the year, we wrote these goals on index cards and put them in envelopes. Instead of reflecting on paper this time, teachers posted their second blog post to their professional blog.
Though having teachers reflect in a blog was not one of the goals I wrote down on the index cards, starting a student digital portfolio blog program was a huge goal of mine when I took this job. Getting the teachers on board with this initiative is imperative for this program to be implemented well.
I’ve tried before to have teachers start their own reflective professional blogs with mixed results. But time is up, I will have to finish my reflecting next year.