Ten years in the classroom is now approaching. Last year I got adventurous with my professional goals and decided to link using Facebook as one of my goals. At first, I was scared about going down that road and so were many others, but it worked out just fine. This year I may have gone overboard….
Back in March, I had a reflection time that took me to a place that I felt was being a responsible educator, I examined how students were truly doing in my classes. From the first look it would appear they were doing great, and for the most part, they were. But there were some that were not performing at the level that their grade said they were.
At this time I decided to get even more adventurous. The State of Oregon recently adopted HB 2220 which defines proficiency and lays out the groundwork for schools districts to start implementing in the coming years. While our district is not based on proficiency, I took it upon myself to implement a full proficiency-based system in the classroom.
As the year progresses, I will be posting my trials and tribulations on this blog to share with all of you.