I started to reflect. What was my goal? What did I need to set in stone? I've been dabbling in tech for a couple of years now. My husband and son are true techies. They try to teach me but I'm always filled with anxiety. Our school received chromebooks last year and I really want honor the call to become a 21st century educator. So there it is. I want to be "Tech-Girl." I want to implement technology in my classroom to the best of my ability. I'm scared of the venture. I call myself a closet techno-phobe ready to be tech girl. With the help of my techies at home and my fearless technology oriented students, I think my goal will become a reality.
In class we set goals for the year. Man, these kids are amazing. Four things caught my eye. Their goals took definitive directions.
Several of the students looked at their goals long-term. Brennan wants to be an electrical engineer. Isela wants to make music her life. And Gilbert wants to be a professional youtube gamer. They have their end game in mind. (Ha, ha.
That's literal, right Gilbert?)
Many of the students took a narrower approach. Letty wants to get straight As, Julissa wants to get really good at math and soccer, Fabian wants to be the MVP forward in soccer this year, and Aiden wants to develop his computer animation skills. A year long goal for these students will be perfect for self-reflection and redirection when necessary.
Some of the students created goals that focused not on themselves but of others. Nancy's goal is to help the needy and Susanna wants to spread awareness of animal testing. Sounds like we may have some social justice advocates on our hands.
Intrinsic values also showed up in their goals. Kyle wants to be a great leader and Nathaniel wants to be a respected leader. By focusing on personal characteristics, these boys will not only help themselves but also those around them.
Can we do it? If the runner is right, we're heading towards success. We've written our goals and posted them for all to see. How about you? Will you set a goal? Post it in the comment section below. Make it known to us and we'll help you succeed!