Our thoughts are underscored by our beliefs and our beliefs are often what drive the decisions that we make in regards to how we change our teaching practice. How our beliefs change over time depends upon our ability to step back and look at the assumptions that we hold about what we feel is most important.
How has your teaching practice changed over the past year? How different are you now than you were a year ago at this time? How is your program different than it was a year ago?
What are you committed to changing next school year based upon what you have learned about yourself and your teaching throughout this past school year? What do you need to be aware of within yourself in order to succesfully implement future change in your teaching practice?
The need for change does not imply that we are not doing our jobs well. Better accepting the need for change means that we are willing to learn, grow, and continually develop ourselves and challenge the beliefs and assumptions that we hold. Easier said than done, but important to put into action.