With the new school year about to begin, it’s a good time to think about an overall goal or theme for your students and yourself. What is the biggest problem you want to work on this year? Maybe, it’s making sure each student feels that he or she can succeed in your classroom? Maybe, it’s letting your students know that you care about each of them, not only as students but also as individuals? Maybe, it’s helping them respect each other and work together as a team? Maybe, it’s using technology as your assistant so that you’ll have the time to help each student to achieve his or her best?
Think about why you became a teacher, and when your students walk into your classroom on that first day, fill them with the spirit to move ahead no matter what obstacles may stand in their way.