Teachers across the country are setting up classrooms, planning lessons and imagining the possibilities for the new group of young minds they'll help mold over the next year.
As an educator, your hopes and dreams embody the hopes and dreams of your students. Each year is a new opportunity to reflect on past successes and misses in the classroom and to approach your educational adventure with renewed enthusiasm.
You can make this your best year yet by integrating creative strategies into your educational approach. The hope is to engage students on a deeper level, assist them to understand curriculum thoroughly and to help them develop a lifelong love of learning.
Here are five questions to ponder as you plan the upcoming year. These will help you discover creative ideas to innovate the classroom and propel students forward.