Urgent vs. Important
After receiving an email from my admin about joining Cohort 21, I was interested to find out more about this PD. After researching and talking to coworkers, I was instantly intrigued to meet and work with other professionals who want to push education and learning forward in a different way.
When asked to think about what is urgent vs what was important, my initial reaction was “everything is urgent’. Being asked to sit and write what was actually urgent in my day versus what could wait was difficult for me. It took a while to brainstorm what needed my attention immediately and what I could put on the back burner. Once I started prioritizing my day, I found a lot of things that were eating my time up but didn’t need to be.
As a junior kindergarten teacher this year, one of my main goals is to create a meaningful program for each of my students, while recognizing that each individual begins their educational journey at a different level. How can we create a meaningful program given the diverse areas of needs my students require?
This year, I will be focusing on our first strand; Pedagogy, Belonging, and Wellbeing (JK-6). At this moment this feels like the most urgent and important area of my time is working with the social/emotional needs of my students. At this point, I think this is where I want to focus my time.