Tag Archives: What I’m Reading

Seeking Ways to Improve

I’ve been reading The New Teacher Revolution:  Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners by Josh Stumpenhorst.  This is what he wrote in the book’s introduction about the great teachers he has connected with during his career:

“They all believe they could be doing better and seek out ways to improve.”

So what are the things I can be doing to become better?  How can I “seek out” ways to improve my teaching?

I feel there are three strategies that will allow me to continue to improve as a teacher:

  • Honestly evaluate what’s working, and what’s not working, in my classroom
  • Accept helpful advice and constructive feedback from others
  • Learn new things

Efforts to become a better teacher will benefit me and my students – sounds like a win-win situation to me.






Good Things #3: Spring Break Reading

I’m on spring break this week and am loving the opportunity to read.  I finished Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult and have started The Art of Work by Jeff Goins.  I also requested Gretchen Rubin’s new book, Better Than Before:  Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, from the library.

Hard to believe that there will only be seven more weeks of school after I get back from break.  The year has flown by and there’s still so much I want to do in the classroom.  Time to enjoy the last few days of break before getting back to school!