I have been teaching students for 19 years. This past school year I taught 5th grade for the first time after teaching 4th grade for 18 years! I just needed a refresher and it worked! My colleagues really made a difference for me, as well. I loved the enthusiasm and motivation of my fifth graders and it keeps me looking for new ideas and techniques.
Now that I have an idea of curriculum expectations, I want to get up to date with technology and use it more in my classroom. I feel like it was the missing piece to my teaching and learning this year. I have always loved trying something new and then sharing it with others. Since collaboration is such a necessary part of teaching with my colleagues, I also hope to create that same vibe with my students.
Let the learning and collaborating begin!