With the hands-on portion of my fellowship coming to an end last week, I now find myself deep in reflection as to how I can help them to succeed not only in the classroom, but in the outside world.
I have settled on four goals for the upcoming school year, in order to better equip my students for the world, and I cannot wait to get started.
-Communication- Help students to prepare to communicate with others, not only through writing, but also through oral and visual communication. Can my students effectively get a point across with little room for error?
-Increase in Non-Fiction- Can my students effectively read and comprehend a piece of non-fiction while effectively pulling out important information? Also, can my students write an effective email, or quickly read one while gleaming all of the necessary information?
-STEM Night Communications- Can parents and students be told of the necessity for communication in the STEM world?
-Trade School: College not for All- YES, all students should be encouraged to attend college, but options should be presented for students who are good with their hands! I was able to learn from many individuals working in the trade who are making significant incomes!
All of these will be coming together over the next few weeks and months, so please stay tuned!