My first PE class of the 2012-2013 school year. I love their enthusiasm and excitement for PE!
Wow! Where did the summer go? Amazing how time flies and before you know it, you are in the midst of a new and exciting school year. I hope every one of you reading this blog had a healthy, happy, and safe holiday. I am sure some of you are just like me in the sense that as the holidays start to dwindle down, your mind becomes more focused on the upcoming year and what is needed to start things off on the right foot.
As professionals I think that it is essential to set new goals for yourself each year. Perhaps some of the goals carry over from the previous year which is absolutely fine. An example of such a goal in my own practice is to always better the PYP environment that I have set up in my own teaching space. This is a goal that I have each year that doesn't change too much. I will once again strive to improve upon my teaching environment making it more warm, welcoming, and hopefully stimulating for each and every child I teach.
Another carry over goal is to continue building upon the network of PYP PE teachers that I created last year on this website (see Connecting with Other Good Practitioners page). Through connecting with other excellent practitioners, I feel that I always improve upon my own teaching. I was fortunate enough to connect with a number of very enthusiastic teachers who are all motivated to be the best that they can be. I hope that I help them as much as they help me. What wonderful professional opportunities exist when we set our minds to it.
Aside from the carry over goals from last year, having new goals sets the stage for continued development and learning as a teacher. I hope that any teacher reading this blog has set goals for themselves and are willing to share their success on PYP PE with ANDY. It is always so motivating to hear about other teachers' successes.
The very best of luck to all of you in the 2012-2013 school year!!