Another activity during this year's Data Day involved teachers reflecting on their dreams for their students. This could be a dream for this year, or further down their educational paths. Each teacher was given a poster with the sentence starter "My dream is..." and was tasked with communicating their dream using words and/or images. I then tied this back to Data Day by asking teachers to reflect on what they've taught this year that would help move students closer to meeting this goal, and what steps a teacher can take between now and the end of May. To keep the students, and student learning, fresh in everyone's minds over the next few months, I collected the Dream posters and added them to the bulletin board in our conference room. We use the conference room for weekly professional development, Building Assistance Team meetings, Leadership Team Meetings, and a myriad of other activities, so the Dream posters will be visible to all staff members throughout the remainder of the school year. Below, you'll see examples of the dreams our teachers have for their students.
What's your dream for your students?