I feel like I'm doing a lot of things right so far; I feel better prepared, vis a vis classroom management and curriculum layout, than I ever have before. My CHAMPS program is working out nicely, and my classroom token economy system has been shockingly successful. Our school is making a lot of structural reforms which, if we take them seriously, will make vast improvements in our student achievement. Most of my students seem pretty excited to be in class, and if I'm not quite up to 100% Spanish yet, I feel like I'm pushing in the right direction. In all, a good strong start to the school year.
Next on the self-improvement list: 1.) Improve the turnaround time on my homework. I always say I'm going to, and then I get a little better, but never quite enough. 2.) Get my Spanish III online class up and running for realz. I'm almost there; the ISD contact person who has been helping me has been doing a tremendous job. 3.) Integrate our iPads. The iPads are in and waiting, so I just have to figure out how best to use them. I have some ideas: speaking quizzes, etc.