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Reviewing Second Quarter Goals

I'm a little scared to write this post because I know I haven't exactly reached all of my goals for this quarter. However, I am in the process of asking my students to reflect on their goals for the quarter, so it's important I reflect on mine as well. One of my big, BIG goals for this quarter was positivity. Therefore, I will not be upset I didn't reach all of my goals, I won't mope about. Nope! Instead, I'll revisit the goals I created. Are they achievable goals or should I change them? If I didn't reach a specific goal, why not? What could I do differently next time to reach my goal.
Here were my goals for second quarter:
Have "book talks": For second quarter, I wanted students to have time to discuss their books with the whole class, encouraging others to read the book. I still think having book talks would be amazing for the students. I just can't seem to find the time to include it. I do think this goal is achievable, but I have to r…
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