Here in Indiana, we are wrapping up our school year. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, in ten more happy-wake-ups, school will be out for the summer! Don’t the weeks leading up to the end of a school year hold such a grab bag of emotions? At any given point in the day, we can feel happy, proud, frustrated, annoyed, sad, disappointed, elated . . . and all for the same reason — the school year is coming to a close.
May also is a time which holds deep reflection for me. I consider things what went well for the year and things I would like to change. I’ve noticed through my work as a coach, that this is true for many teachers. May is a time of reflection. In order to help with reflection on our writing workshops, I was inspired by Karla Hayden to create an End of the Year Teacher Reflection survey.
It’s a fairly inclusive look at the writing workshop and is designed to lead teachers to identify successes and goals surrounding their teaching of writing. To get a copy, just go here (to my wiki)and click on teacher_eval.doc near the top of the page. This is the third year I’ve used this form to lead teachers through self-reflection on their writing workshops. The checklist takes about 15 minutes to complete & I typically have positive responses to the process. Check it out and let me know what you think.
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