My first year as a teacher is quickly coming to a close and I can’t believe how fast it went. Sometimes it seems as though everything I learned in college comes into my brain and leaves just as fast. Creating a classroom environment that is ideal for learning is a harder task than it seems (not that it seems that easy). As I finish my first year as a teacher I hope to reflect on a few important questions.

1. What was it like to be a student in my classes?

2. Are my classes structured so all students felt comfortable talking and asking questions?

3. What are the most important aspects of my classroom that I need to change for next year?

I can already tell that this summer will be filled with planning for next year. There are many things I’d like to improve on. If I expect my students to adapt and solve problems I better be doing the same thing!

I’ll be answering these questions soon. Once I reflect on them more myself. (Maybe even give my students a survey).

What would be your response to those questions?