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Tool: Questions to ask at the end of the year

The purpose of this tool: This tool will help you assess your teaching at the end of your first year.

How to use this tool: Answer these questions in your teaching journal and incorporate the information you gain from your answers into next year's planning and instruction.

Questions about my first year of teaching
Answers
What do I feel were my most significant contributions to my students?  
What do I feel were my most significant contributions to my school and district?  
What new information and/or approaches did I bring to my subject matter?  
What were my biggest struggles this year?  
How did I work to overcome them?  
Does the school curriculum fit the needs of my students, or is it in need of revision?  
What suggestions do I have for our curriculum?  
What are my plans to improve my teaching skills for the next year?