Note to Self

This past week, I went back for three days of professional development before students start on Monday. I had my beginning of the year meeting with my instructional coach about last year. We talked about what worked well, things that I wanted to change, and things that I needed to work on for the coming year. She made a point that I also need to do a better job at celebrating the daily achievements that I make as teacher. Its hard when working with exceptional needs students to look at the successes that I make in my instruction each day. I always celebrate my students successes. Like most, I am my own best friend and my own worst enemy. I wanted to share a quote that I stumbled across after our meeting to made me think about the work I need to do this year as I continue to grow as a teacher-leader-learner. Have a beautiful and restful day.

1 comment:

  1. Alison,
    I am so excited to feature you at Thinking of Teaching for my Followers Feature. Will you email me at

    so I can send you a button?
    Thinking of Teaching


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Welcome to my all thing special education blog. I'm Ms. Whiteley. I teach in the beautiful Mile High state--Colorado. This is my 13th year teaching in an rural K-6 Elementary school as a Exceptional Needs Teachers. As Exceptional Needs National Board Certified Teacher, I believe that ALL students can learn and be successful. When I'm not in school, I love to take my two Italian Greyhounds hiking 14ers and reaching for the stars. Thanks for Hopping By.

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