I cannot believe that it is the year 2015. Nor can I believe that half the school year is over. January is always a time of reflection for me. What have I been doing this year that is working? What do I need to tweak? Where am I in relation to last year?
For me, that last question is like doing a 180. I was teaching high school English one year ago. This year, early childhood special education. Even though the subjects, and ages, of my students have drastically changed since January of '14, I still feel that there are many lessons I have learned over the past 12 months.
What lessons have you learned as an educator or a parent since last January? How can you use that knowledge to make you a better teacher or parent, or maybe even both?