On the professional side, I've set some goals to work on as I prepare for the next school year and into the first quarter. My first goal is to ENHANCE MY GUITAR CURRICULUM.
I do a pretty good job with my guitar classes, but I'd really like to improve in opportunities for more individual learning. It's hard when you have over 25 students in a guitar class to help students individually. I have found that pairing and sharing is a great tool as students can work on songs together.
My second goal is to improve my blogging skills. I want to provide better resources for teachers to integrate MUSIC with COMMON CORE. I feel like music is getting lost in the rigor of the elementary school classroom.
Last year I experienced some of the most difficult classroom management situations ever. I want to come in prepared for these challenges in my class PROACTIVELY. And that means, STRUCTURE-PROCEDURES-CONSISTENCY-CARING-MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES.
Lastly, I'm continually working on maintaining BALANCE in my BODY-MIND and SOUL.
For me, Exercise is the best stress reducer and I sleep better and I'm happier when I work out hard too.
I feel like I'm always learning new things-especially now that I'm making a go of my TPT store SING PLAY CREATIVELY--my mind is definitely engaged.
Finally, my soul. I'm deeply committed to my beliefs and to making a peaceful way through life. I think the songwriter in me shows this best. You can learn about SONGS and SCRIBBLES HERE--it's where I share the 'SOULFUL' side of myself.
FOR MORE GOAL PLANNING TIPS
I encourage you to set some attainable goals as you prepare for the next school year.
I have some fun products at my store that might help you with your planning too.