Yes, it’s New Year’s Eve and time to ponder how to answer the annual question: What is my New Year’s Resolution?
As teachers we often feel that we are not doing enough, but this drive to do the best for our students needs to be balanced against that which is actually possible to sustain.
Try this quick activity* to choose one thing to do differently in 2016 to better support those with dyslexia.
- Open the document that best matches your subject.
- Either work off the screen, or, if you’re like me print it and get out the scissors or highlighters.
- Divide the cards into 3 groups (here’s where the highlighters or scissors come in)
- The first group is for the stuff you’re already doing. Awesome!
- The second group is for stuff that wouldn’t suit you, your classroom, or your pupils. It could be something you’ve tried in the past and know it doesn’t work for you. That’s fine – discard these cards.
- The third group is the stuff you could do…
Now – Here’s the important bit.
Just PICK ONE CARD from the third group and really focus on implementing it in 2016. You can keep the others safe and possibly introduce another card later in the year.
Leave a comment below to share what you’ve chosen to do differently and add your own ideas that are already working for you.
*With thanks to Ania Smithers who has allowed me to adapt a resource she created.